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Review: could Tylenol cause Glaucoma?

Summary: Glaucoma could be caused by Tylenol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 52,984 people who have side effects while taking Tylenol from FDA and social media. Among them, 184 have Glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Glaucoma and more.

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Tylenol

Tylenol (latest outcomes from 55,557 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) (latest reports from 63,080 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 52,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Tylenol. Among them, 192 people (0.36%) have Glaucoma. They amount to 0.30% of all the 63,294 people who have Glaucoma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Glaucoma in Tylenol reports

Time on Tylenol when people have Glaucoma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Glaucoma40.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%60.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Tylenol * :

FemaleMale
Glaucoma74.61%25.39%

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Tylenol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Glaucoma0.00%0.00%0.00%0.65%0.00%5.81%36.77%56.77%

Severity of Glaucoma when taking Tylenol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Glaucoma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (26 people, 13.54%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (22 people, 11.46%)
  3. Hypertension (17 people, 8.85%)
  4. Depression (13 people, 6.77%)
  5. Breast cancer metastatic (12 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (73 people, 38.02%)
  2. Vioxx (58 people, 30.21%)
  3. Xalatan (47 people, 24.48%)
  4. Neurontin (46 people, 23.96%)
  5. Tylenol-500 (44 people, 22.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • i got ketonuria in my urine test blood test was normal my doctor said i have to do another urine test didnt explained why so i wonder what is this? when i did the blood test i had 9 hours without eating like doctor asked me to
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