Restasis and Lymphoma - from FDA reports


Summary

Lymphoma is found among people who take Restasis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Actonel, and have Dry eyes . We study 12,622 people who have side effects while taking Restasis from FDA. Among them, 9 have Lymphoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Lymphoma and more.

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Restasis

Restasis has active ingredients of cyclosporine. It is often used in dry eyes. (latest outcomes from Restasis 12,944 users)

Lymphoma

Lymphoma (cancer that begins in immune system cells) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease, high blood pressure (latest reports from 15,451 Lymphoma patients).

On Feb, 13, 2017

12,622 people reported to have side effects when taking Restasis.
Among them, 9 people (0.07%) have Lymphoma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Restasis cause Lymphoma?

Time on Restasis when people have Lymphoma *:

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

Gender of people who have Lymphoma when taking Restasis *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Lymphoma when taking Restasis *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 37.5 %
  • 60+: 62.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dry Eyes (4 people, 44.44%)
  • Osteoporosis (2 people, 22.22%)
  • High Blood Pressure (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Hypothyroidism (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Heart Palpitations (1 person, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Actonel (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Synthroid (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Centrum Silver (1 person, 11.11%)
  • Aspirin (1 person, 11.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Pain (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Lymphadenopathy Mediastinal (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Dehydration (2 people, 22.22%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (2 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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