Review: could Benicar cause Dry Eye?


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 Osteoporosis . We study 12,896 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 76 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 13,763 users)

Dry Eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with eye pain, photophobia, instillation site pain, drug ineffective, breathing difficulty (latest reports from 14,090 Dry eye patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

12,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 76 people (0.59%) 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: 74.32 %
  • male: 25.68 %

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: 1.64 %
  • 40-49: 4.92 %
  • 50-59: 13.11 %
  • 60+: 80.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (20 people)
  • Hypertension (18 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (11 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (10 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (30 people)
  • Lisinopril (28 people)
  • Mirapex (27 people)
  • Spironolactone (23 people)
  • Clindamycin (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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