Review: could Lexapro cause Dry eye?
We study 35,619 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 129 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,315 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 57,354 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 35,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 129 people (0.36%) have Dry Eye. They amount to 0.23% of all the 56,752 people who have Dry Eye on eHealthMe.
Time on Lexapro when people have Dry eye * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Dry eye||38.46%||30.77%||7.69%||0.00%||15.38%||0.00%||7.69% |
Age of people who have Dry eye when taking Lexapro * :
|Dry eye||0.00%||0.00%||1.74%||2.61%||12.17%||20.87%||32.17%||30.43% |
Severity of Dry eye when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Dry eye||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Dry eye ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Dry eye||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (53 people, 41.09%)
- Multiple myeloma (21 people, 16.28%)
- Arthritis (14 people, 10.85%)
- Angina pectoris (12 people, 9.30%)
- Arrhythmia (12 people, 9.30%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (37 people, 28.68%)
- Folic acid (29 people, 22.48%)
- Lyrica (28 people, 21.71%)
- Prilosec (28 people, 21.71%)
- Coumadin (25 people, 19.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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