Could Botox cause Glaucoma - from FDA reports


Summary

Glaucoma is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Cardizem, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 25,926 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA. Among them, 12 have Glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Glaucoma and more.

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Botox

Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Botox 26,283 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 29,302 Glaucoma patients).

On Jan, 05, 2017

25,926 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 12 people (0.05%) have Glaucoma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Glaucoma?

Time on Botox when people have Glaucoma *:

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

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Botox *:

  • female: 87.5 %
  • male: 12.5 %

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sleep Disorder (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Migraine (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Adverse Event (1 person, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Lyrica (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Lortab (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Dexilant (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Cardizem (1 person, 8.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (3 people, 25.00%)
  • Vision Blurred (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Tremor (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Abdominal Pain Upper (2 people, 16.67%)
  • High Blood Pressure (1 person, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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