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Review: could Restasis cause Palpitations?

Summary: Palpitations could be caused by Restasis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Dry eye.

We study 4,322 people who have side effects while taking Restasis from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations and more.

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Restasis

Restasis (latest outcomes from 4,462 users) has active ingredients of cyclosporine. It is often used in dry eyes.

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 310,885 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 4,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Restasis. Among them, 41 people (0.95%) have Palpitations. They amount to 0.01% of all the 310,652 people who have Palpitations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Palpitations in Restasis reports

Time on Restasis when people have Palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Palpitations60.00%30.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Restasis * :

FemaleMale
Palpitations97.56%2.44%

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Restasis * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Palpitations0.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%5.00%5.00%30.00%47.50%

Severity of Palpitations when taking Restasis ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Palpitations0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Palpitations0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dry eye (12 people, 29.27%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (3 people, 7.32%)
  3. Osteoporosis (3 people, 7.32%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 7.32%)
  5. Osteopenia (2 people, 4.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (18 people, 43.90%)
  2. Premarin (16 people, 39.02%)
  3. Prilosec (13 people, 31.71%)
  4. Ambien (12 people, 29.27%)
  5. Lipitor (12 people, 29.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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