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Review: could Spironolactone cause Dry eye (Dry eyes)?





Summary: Dry eye is found among people who take Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Furosemide, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 25,351 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 59 have Dry eye. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eye and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Spironolactone and have Dry eye >>>

Spironolactone

Spironolactone has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Spironolactone 26,426 users)

Dry eye

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.(latest reports from Dry eye 12,196 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 25,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 66 people (0.26%) have Dry Eye.

Trend of Dry eye in Spironolactone reports

Time on Spironolactone when people have Dry eye * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry eye0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Dry eye when taking Spironolactone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eye0.00%0.00%1.61%1.61%1.61%14.52%6.45%74.19%

Severity of Dry eye when taking Spironolactone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry eye0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Dry eye ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (19 people, 28.79%)
  2. Angina pectoris (12 people, 18.18%)
  3. Arrhythmia (12 people, 18.18%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (12 people, 18.18%)
  5. Arthritis (12 people, 18.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (33 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lisinopril (31 people, 46.97%)
  3. Zometa (31 people, 46.97%)
  4. Meclizine (23 people, 34.85%)
  5. Cephalexin (22 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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