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Review: could Viagra cause Retinal detachment?

Summary: Retinal detachment could be caused by Viagra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lipitor, and have Erectile dysfunction.

We study 33,701 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA and social media. Among them, 114 have Retinal detachment. Find out below who they are, when they have Retinal detachment and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 33,610 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra. Among them, 114 people (0.34%) have Retinal Detachment. They amount to 0.71% of all the 16,167 people who have Retinal Detachment on eHealthMe.

Trend of Retinal detachment in Viagra reports

Time on Viagra when people have Retinal detachment * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Retinal detachment30.00%35.00%15.00%5.00%5.00%0.00%10.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Retinal detachment0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.26%15.79%22.81%56.14%

Severity of Retinal detachment when taking Viagra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Retinal detachment0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Retinal detachment ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Retinal detachment100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Erectile dysfunction (35 people, 30.70%)
  2. Ill-defined disorder (12 people, 10.53%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 1.75%)
  4. Cardiomegaly (1 people, 0.88%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (1 people, 0.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (8 people, 7.02%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 4.39%)
  3. Warfarin sodium (5 people, 4.39%)
  4. Altace (4 people, 3.51%)
  5. Lotrel (4 people, 3.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Retina detached after usage @ 100 mg.two times a week, age 57. Had retina re-attached via eye surgeon. Used drug again with 50 mg, age 61, 2 times a week & after 3 times same eye became very red and painful. drug worked okay but not as well as the 100 mg.

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