Review: could Phentermine cause Dry Eye?


Dry eye is reported only by a few people who take Phentermine. We study 11,184 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

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Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from Phentermine 14,303 users)

Dry Eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, dry eyes, osteoporosis, depression (latest reports from 23,300 Dry eye patients).

On Oct, 17, 2016

11,184 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine.
Among them, 4 people (0.04%) have Dry Eye

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Phentermine cause Dry eye?

Gender of people who have Dry Eye when taking Phentermine *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Dry Eye when taking Phentermine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 100 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity of Dry Eye **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Dry Eye **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Weight Gain (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Depression (1 person, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Wellbutrin (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Triamcinolone (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Ortho Tri Cyclen (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Glucagon (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Conjugated Estrogen-Medroxyprogesterone (1 person, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Ulcer (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Hot Flush (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Crohn's Disease (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Cheilitis (1 person, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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