Review: could Garlic cause Dry Eye?


Summary

Dry eye is found among people who take Garlic, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vitamin D, and have High blood pressure . We study 1,214 people who have side effects while taking Garlic from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Garlic

Garlic has active ingredients of allium sativum. It is often used in supplementation therapy. (latest outcomes from Garlic 1,425 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, 25, 2016

1,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Garlic.
Among them, 6 people (0.49%) have Dry Eye


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Garlic cause Dry eye?

Time on Garlic when people have Dry Eye *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 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 Garlic *:

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

Age of people who have Dry Eye when taking Garlic *:

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

Severity if Dry Eye when taking Garlic **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Dry Eye **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (2 people)
  • Wine And Heart Health (1 person)
  • Back Pain (1 person)
  • Anxiety (1 person)
  • Antioxidant Therapy (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (3 people)
  • Vitamin C (2 people)
  • Risedronate Sodium (2 people)
  • Meclizine (2 people)
  • Claritin (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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