Review: could Coumadin cause Macular Degeneration?


Summary

Macular degeneration is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Breast cancer metastatic . We study 78,087 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 have Macular degeneration. Find out below who they are, when they have Macular degeneration and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Coumadin 80,735 users)

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision) has been reported by people with death, endophthalmitis, visual acuity reduced, stroke, eye haemorrhage (latest reports from 11,379 Macular degeneration patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

78,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin.
Among them, 169 people (0.22%) have Macular Degeneration


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coumadin cause Macular degeneration?

Time on Coumadin when people have Macular Degeneration *:

  • < 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 Macular Degeneration when taking Coumadin *:

  • female: 49.69 %
  • male: 50.31 %

Age of people who have Macular Degeneration when taking Coumadin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 7.38 %
  • 60+: 92.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (16 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (14 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (14 people)
  • Toothache (12 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (36 people)
  • Zometa (34 people)
  • Lorazepam (33 people)
  • Digoxin (32 people)
  • Lipitor (29 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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