Avastin and Glaucoma - from FDA reports


Summary

Glaucoma is found among people who take Avastin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic . We study 42,902 people who have side effects while taking Avastin from FDA. Among them, 93 have Glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Glaucoma and more.

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Avastin

Avastin has active ingredients of bevacizumab. It is often used in macular degeneration. (latest outcomes from Avastin 43,413 users)

Glaucoma

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 29,314 Glaucoma patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

42,902 people reported to have side effects when taking Avastin.
Among them, 93 people (0.22%) have Glaucoma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Avastin cause Glaucoma?

Time on Avastin when people have Glaucoma *:

  • < 1 month: 80 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Avastin *:

  • female: 56.63 %
  • male: 43.37 %

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Avastin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.89 %
  • 40-49: 11.32 %
  • 50-59: 9.43 %
  • 60+: 77.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (18 people, 19.35%)
  • Diabetic Retinal Oedema (17 people, 18.28%)
  • Toothaches (12 people, 12.90%)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy (12 people, 12.90%)
  • Muscle Spasms (11 people, 11.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (42 people, 45.16%)
  • Nexium (35 people, 37.63%)
  • Coumadin (35 people, 37.63%)
  • Lucentis (34 people, 36.56%)
  • Megace (29 people, 31.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Visual Impairment (46 people, 49.46%)
  • Pain (42 people, 45.16%)
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome (37 people, 39.78%)
  • Osteopenia (35 people, 37.63%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (32 people, 34.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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