Amitiza and Dry eye - from FDA reports


Summary

Dry eye is found among people who take Amitiza, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Klor-Con, and have Arthritis . We study 3,429 people who have side effects while taking Amitiza from FDA. Among them, 11 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Amitiza

Amitiza has active ingredients of lubiprostone. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Amitiza 3,689 users)

Dry Eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, dry eyes, osteoporosis, acne (latest reports from 23,358 Dry eye patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

3,429 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitiza.
Among them, 11 people (0.32%) have Dry Eye


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amitiza cause Dry eye?

Time on Amitiza when people have Dry Eye *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dry Eye when taking Amitiza *:

  • female: 81.82 %
  • male: 18.18 %

Age of people who have Dry Eye when taking Amitiza *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 14.29 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 42.86 %
  • 60+: 28.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Arthritis (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Pain (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Vaginal Infection (2 people, 18.18%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (2 people, 18.18%)
  • Cough (2 people, 18.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyrtec (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Ultram (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Synthroid (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Klor-Con (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Vitamin D (3 people, 27.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dry Mouth (7 people, 63.64%)
  • Weight Increased (6 people, 54.55%)
  • Nausea (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Joint Pain (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (4 people, 36.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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