Review: could Lexapro cause Dry eye?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 34,107 people who take Lexapro. Among them, 123 have Dry eye. See who they are, when they have Dry eye and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,131 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Lexapro include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 53,821 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 34,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 123 people (0.36%) have Dry Eye.
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%||1.77%||2.65%||12.39%||21.24%||32.74%||29.20% |
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 (52 people, 42.28%)
- Multiple myeloma (18 people, 14.63%)
- Arthritis (13 people, 10.57%)
- Angina pectoris (11 people, 8.94%)
- Arrhythmia (11 people, 8.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (34 people, 27.64%)
- Folic acid (28 people, 22.76%)
- Prilosec (27 people, 21.95%)
- Lyrica (26 people, 21.14%)
- Prednisone (24 people, 19.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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