Lexapro and Dry eye - from FDA reports


Summary

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 47,584 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA. Among them, 170 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 54,144 users)

Dry Eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, dry eyes, osteoporosis, acne (latest reports from 23,352 Dry eye patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

47,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro.
Among them, 170 people (0.36%) have Dry Eye


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lexapro cause Dry eye?

Time on Lexapro when people have Dry Eye *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 78.24 %
  • male: 21.76 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.75 %
  • 10-19: 2.26 %
  • 20-29: 1.5 %
  • 30-39: 12.03 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 36.84 %
  • 60+: 32.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (45 people, 26.47%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (25 people, 14.71%)
  • Arthritis (14 people, 8.24%)
  • Stable Angina (12 people, 7.06%)
  • Arrhythmias (12 people, 7.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (42 people, 24.71%)
  • Folic Acid (32 people, 18.82%)
  • Lyrica (31 people, 18.24%)
  • Celebrex (27 people, 15.88%)
  • Prednisone (26 people, 15.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (61 people, 35.88%)
  • Pain (58 people, 34.12%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (55 people, 32.35%)
  • Back Pain (52 people, 30.59%)
  • Dizziness (49 people, 28.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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