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Review: could Xalatan cause Deafness (Hearing loss)?

Summary: Deafness is found among people who take Xalatan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Hydrochlorothiazide, and have Glaucoma.

We study 14,396 people who have side effects while taking Xalatan from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Deafness. Find out below who they are, when they have Deafness and more.

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Xalatan

Xalatan has active ingredients of latanoprost. It is often used in glaucoma. (latest outcomes from 14,570 Xalatan users)

Deafness

Deafness has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 10,382 Deafness patients)

On Feb, 4, 2015: 14,395 people reported to have side effects when taking Xalatan. Among them, 45 people (0.31%) have Deafness.

Trend of Deafness in Xalatan reports

Time on Xalatan when people have Deafness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Deafness0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Deafness when taking Xalatan * :

FemaleMale
Deafness45.65%54.35%

Age of people who have Deafness when taking Xalatan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Deafness0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.14%32.14%60.71%

Severity of Deafness when taking Xalatan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Deafness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Glaucoma (17 people, 37.78%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (4 people, 8.89%)
  3. Dyslipidaemia (3 people, 6.67%)
  4. Ill-defined disorder (3 people, 6.67%)
  5. Abdominal pain upper (2 people, 4.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Hydrochlorothiazide (7 people, 15.56%)
  2. Zoloft (7 people, 15.56%)
  3. Lisinopril (6 people, 13.33%)
  4. Prilosec (4 people, 8.89%)
  5. Toprol-xl (4 people, 8.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

cecie (4 years ago):

Empirically, using Xalatan for early symptoms of glaucoma. Affecting lipid-secreting fat cells in ear canal, am experiencing hearing loss.
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