Review: could Lexapro cause Dry Eye?


Dry eye is found among people who take Lexapro, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 41,076 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 140 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 43,172 users)

Dry Eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with eye pain, photophobia, drug ineffective, breathing difficulty, erythema of eyelid (latest reports from 12,276 Dry eye patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

41,076 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 140 people (0.34%) have Dry Eye

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Dry eye?

Time on Lexapro when people have Dry Eye *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 7.14 %

Gender of people who have Dry Eye when taking Lexapro *:

  • female: 77.86 %
  • male: 22.14 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.9 %
  • 10-19: 1.8 %
  • 20-29: 2.7 %
  • 30-39: 11.71 %
  • 40-49: 14.41 %
  • 50-59: 36.04 %
  • 60+: 32.43 %

Severity if Dry Eye when taking Lexapro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 20 %

How people recovered from Dry Eye **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (42 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (21 people)
  • Arthritis (14 people)
  • Arrhythmia (12 people)
  • Angina Pectoris (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (38 people)
  • Folic Acid (31 people)
  • Lyrica (29 people)
  • Prednisone (26 people)
  • Celebrex (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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