Review: could Flonase cause Cataract?


Cataract is found among people who take Flonase, 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 19,379 people who have side effects while taking Flonase from FDA and social media. Among them, 246 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, when they have Cataract and more.

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Flonase has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Flonase 19,519 users)


Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with sepsis, cardiac failure, high blood pressure, fatigue, eye irritation (latest reports from 19,453 Cataract patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

19,379 people reported to have side effects when taking Flonase.
Among them, 246 people (1.27%) have Cataract

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flonase cause Cataract?

Time on Flonase when people have Cataract *:

  • < 1 month: 36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 24 %
  • 10+ years: 4 %

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Flonase *:

  • female: 62.92 %
  • male: 37.08 %

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Flonase *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.1 %
  • 20-29: 0.55 %
  • 30-39: 1.1 %
  • 40-49: 24.18 %
  • 50-59: 23.63 %
  • 60+: 49.45 %

Severity if Cataract when taking Flonase **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (30 people)
  • Asthma (21 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people)
  • Arthritis (14 people)
  • Menopause (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (65 people)
  • Zyrtec (61 people)
  • Prednisone (53 people)
  • Aspirin (49 people)
  • Aredia (48 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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