Review: could Viagra cause Retinal Detachment?


Summary

Retinal detachment is found among people who take Viagra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lansoprazole, and have Erectile dysfunction . We study 37,637 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 have Retinal detachment. Find out below who they are, when they have Retinal detachment and more.

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Viagra

Viagra has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems. (latest outcomes from Viagra 38,310 users)

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment (a disorder of the eye in which the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue) has been reported by people with photosensitivity reaction, osteolysis, ocular hyperaemia, insomnia, eye disorder (latest reports from 4,315 Retinal detachment patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

37,637 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra.
Among them, 121 people (0.32%) have Retinal Detachment


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Viagra cause Retinal detachment?

Time on Viagra when people have Retinal Detachment *:

  • < 1 month: 26.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 10.53 %

Gender of people who have Retinal Detachment when taking Viagra *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Retinal Detachment when taking Viagra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.84 %
  • 40-49: 24.19 %
  • 50-59: 20.97 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Severity if Retinal Detachment when taking Viagra **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Retinal Detachment **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (40 people)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (10 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (8 people)
  • Hypertension (1 person)
  • Erection Problems (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisolone (8 people)
  • Lipitor (8 people)
  • Lansoprazole (8 people)
  • Cellcept (7 people)
  • Fosamax (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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