Review: could Restasis cause Infection?


Summary

Infection is found among people who take Restasis, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Hypercalcaemia of malignancy . We study 11,646 people who have side effects while taking Restasis from FDA and social media. Among them, 69 have Infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Infection and more.

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Restasis

Restasis has active ingredients of cyclosporine. It is often used in dry eyes. (latest outcomes from Restasis 12,528 users)

Infection

Infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 69,938 Infection patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

11,646 people reported to have side effects when taking Restasis.
Among them, 69 people (0.59%) have Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Restasis cause Infection?

Time on Restasis when people have Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Infection when taking Restasis *:

  • female: 89.71 %
  • male: 10.29 %

Age of people who have Infection when taking Restasis *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.51 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 1.75 %
  • 50-59: 50.88 %
  • 60+: 43.86 %

Severity if Infection when taking Restasis **:

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

How people recovered from Infection **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (18 people, 26.09%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (17 people, 24.64%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (13 people, 18.84%)
  • Hypercalcaemia (13 people, 18.84%)
  • Dry Eye (8 people, 11.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ativan (27 people, 39.13%)
  • Lasix (25 people, 36.23%)
  • Oxycontin (21 people, 30.43%)
  • Coumadin (20 people, 28.99%)
  • Hydrocortisone (19 people, 27.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (23 people, 33.33%)
  • Soft Tissue Disorder (21 people, 30.43%)
  • Pulmonary Oedema (21 people, 30.43%)
  • Decreased Appetite (21 people, 30.43%)
  • Cardiac Arrest (20 people, 28.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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