Benicar and Dry eye - from FDA reports


Summary

Dry eye is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have High blood pressure . We study 18,291 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA. Among them, 91 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Benicar

Benicar has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Benicar 19,782 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 Feb, 15, 2017

18,291 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 91 people (0.5%) have Dry Eye


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Dry eye?

Time on Benicar when people have Dry Eye *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 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 Benicar *:

  • female: 76.14 %
  • male: 23.86 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.41 %
  • 40-49: 7.04 %
  • 50-59: 12.68 %
  • 60+: 78.87 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (24 people, 26.37%)
  • Osteoporosis (21 people, 23.08%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (13 people, 14.29%)
  • Hypothyroidism (10 people, 10.99%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (6 people, 6.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (30 people, 32.97%)
  • Mirapex (28 people, 30.77%)
  • Lisinopril (28 people, 30.77%)
  • Nexium (24 people, 26.37%)
  • Spironolactone (23 people, 25.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (42 people, 46.15%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (37 people, 40.66%)
  • Fall (36 people, 39.56%)
  • Dry Mouth (36 people, 39.56%)
  • Cataract (36 people, 39.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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