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Review: could Lexapro cause Dry eye?

We study 35,596 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

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,286 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Dry eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 56,893 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 35,586 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 56,468 people who have Dry Eye on eHealthMe.

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 eye38.46%30.77%7.69%0.00%15.38%0.00%7.69%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eye0.00%0.00%1.74%2.61%12.17%20.87%32.17%30.43%

Severity of Dry eye when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry eye0.00%33.33%66.67%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, 41.09%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (21 people, 16.28%)
  3. Arthritis (14 people, 10.85%)
  4. Angina pectoris (12 people, 9.30%)
  5. Arrhythmia (12 people, 9.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (37 people, 28.68%)
  2. Folic acid (29 people, 22.48%)
  3. Lyrica (28 people, 21.71%)
  4. Prilosec (28 people, 21.71%)
  5. Coumadin (25 people, 19.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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