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Review: could Restasis cause Throat irritation?

We study 4,333 people who have side effects while taking Restasis from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Throat irritation. Find out below who they are, when they have Throat irritation and more.

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Restasis

Restasis (latest outcomes from 4,475 users) has active ingredients of cyclosporine. It is often used in dry eyes.

Throat irritation

Throat irritation (latest reports from 48,880 patients) has been reported by people with asthma, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 4,332 people reported to have side effects when taking Restasis. Among them, 23 people (0.53%) have Throat Irritation. They amount to 0.05% of all the 48,874 people who have Throat Irritation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Throat irritation in Restasis reports

Time on Restasis when people have Throat irritation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Throat irritation75.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Throat irritation when taking Restasis * :

FemaleMale
Throat irritation95.65%4.35%

Age of people who have Throat irritation when taking Restasis * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Throat irritation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%19.05%28.57%52.38%

Severity of Throat irritation when taking Restasis ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Throat irritation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dry eye (12 people, 52.17%)
  2. Hypertension (3 people, 13.04%)
  3. Hypersensitivity (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Fluid retention (3 people, 13.04%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 13.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Klor-con (3 people, 13.04%)
  2. Nexium (3 people, 13.04%)
  3. Digoxin (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Furosemide (3 people, 13.04%)
  5. Magnesium oxide (3 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Betty022 on Jul, 14, 2014:

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    My symptoms with the swelling also worsen upon eating soy sauce, cheese, or when I add salt, which has never been an issue until the recent weeks, about the time my throat started mildly closing. Soy sauce made my ankles triple in size for three days, as well as my calves and feet. I couldn't bend my toes or fit my shoes and I had difficulty breathing and strange tingling in my calves and ankles. I have never even mildly swollen from any foods in my life.

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