Review: could Lexapro cause Dry eye?
We study 35,628 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 57,241 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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Had an emergency appendectomy in February with complications.... have lived with joint, muscle pain most of my adult life. Constant stomach problems from a young wage. IBS, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite. Feel like I am basically a failure, unable to keep a permanent job. Marriage is on verge of divorce, my family thinks it's all in my head, and that I cause this or even like to be a I. That I do it for attention, or mainly bc I am not responsible. I do not like discussing with family bc I feel misunderstood & like a. Broken record. I want to participate in life , if I don't I am criticized , if I do I pay the price. With either "pain" or comments like " well you did this "
I feel scared, alone , but mostly hurt all over, including heart ache!!
It's very confusing and will definitely make you think you are crazy at times.
Was told yesterday I had fibromyalgia & vasculitis . Going to have blood test tomorrow .
gracekellygirl on Aug, 29, 2014:
I had those same symptoms and they discovered a parathyroid tumor. Check out the symptoms for that. I was told I had fibromyalgia for years and lived in pain. Now it is gone and I feel much better. A sestamibi parathyroid scan will tell you for sure even when the parathyroid blood test comes back normal. Usually with this you have a high blood calcium as well.
From this study (3 days ago):
seems to black out standing up after bowel movements but not always.
nurse14 on Aug, 27, 2014:
Hi I am a RN and the symptoms you are describing are very dangerous!! Your heart rate is dropping so low due to pressure on the vagus nerve when you are exerting yourself during a bowel movement. Please call your doctor as soon as possible or go to the ER, as you can fall and seriously get hurt!!
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I am Also on this medication to treat depression.
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