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Review: could Flonase cause Cataract?

We study 16,852 people who have side effects while taking Flonase from FDA and social media. Among them, 250 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, when they have Cataract and more.

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Flonase

Flonase (latest outcomes from 17,482 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate. It is often used in allergies.

Cataract

Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) (latest reports from 136,126 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, diabetes.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 16,847 people reported to have side effects when taking Flonase. Among them, 250 people (1.48%) have Cataract.

Trend of Cataract in Flonase reports

Time on Flonase when people have Cataract * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cataract40.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%30.00%16.67%3.33%

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Flonase * :

FemaleMale
Cataract63.89%36.11%

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Flonase * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cataract0.00%0.00%1.01%1.01%1.52%26.77%24.24%45.45%

Severity of Cataract when taking Flonase ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cataract100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Cataract ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (28 people, 11.20%)
  2. Asthma (18 people, 7.20%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (16 people, 6.40%)
  4. Arthritis (13 people, 5.20%)
  5. Menopause (11 people, 4.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyrtec (58 people, 23.20%)
  2. Aspirin (56 people, 22.40%)
  3. Zometa (56 people, 22.40%)
  4. Prednisone (47 people, 18.80%)
  5. Celebrex (43 people, 17.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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