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Review: could Lexapro cause Dry eye (Dry eyes)?

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 35,756 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 130 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 39,466 Lexapro users)

Dry eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, acne, depression. (latest reports from 12,454 Dry eye patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 130 people (0.36%) have Dry Eye.

Trend of Dry eye in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Dry eye * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry eye35.71%28.57%7.14%0.00%14.29%7.14%7.14%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eye0.00%0.00%1.72%2.59%12.07%21.55%31.90%30.17%

Severity of Dry eye when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry eye0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dry eye ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry eye0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (53 people, 40.77%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (21 people, 16.15%)
  3. Arthritis (14 people, 10.77%)
  4. Angina pectoris (12 people, 9.23%)
  5. Arrhythmia (12 people, 9.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (37 people, 28.46%)
  2. Folic acid (29 people, 22.31%)
  3. Lyrica (28 people, 21.54%)
  4. Prilosec (28 people, 21.54%)
  5. Coumadin (25 people, 19.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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