Sudafed and Meniere's disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Meniere's disease is found among people who take Sudafed, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lariam, and have Malaria . We study 5,774 people who have side effects while taking Sudafed from FDA. Among them, 22 have Meniere's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Meniere's disease and more.

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Sudafed

Sudafed has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in sinus congestion. (latest outcomes from Sudafed 7,321 users)

Meniere's Disease

Meniere's disease (a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 1,845 Meniere's disease patients).

On Feb, 07, 2017

5,774 people reported to have side effects when taking Sudafed.
Among them, 22 people (0.38%) have Meniere's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sudafed cause Meniere's disease?

Time on Sudafed when people have Meniere's Disease *:

  • < 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 Meniere's Disease when taking Sudafed *:

  • female: 4.55 %
  • male: 95.45 %

Age of people who have Meniere's Disease when taking Sudafed *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Respiratory Disorder (17 people, 77.27%)
  • Malaria (17 people, 77.27%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 13.64%)
  • Insomnia (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Dizziness (1 person, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lariam (17 people, 77.27%)
  • Lorazepam (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Ativan (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Ziprasidone Hydrochloride (1 person, 4.55%)
  • Aspirin (1 person, 4.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (20 people, 90.91%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (19 people, 86.36%)
  • Panic Disorder (19 people, 86.36%)
  • Disturbance In Attention (19 people, 86.36%)
  • Cough (19 people, 86.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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