Will you have Glare with Avastin - from FDA reports


Glare is found among people who take Avastin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lucentis, and have Age-related macular degeneration. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 53,973 people who have side effects when taking Avastin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on bevacizumab (the active ingredients of Avastin) and Avastin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Glare are also considered in the study.

What is Avastin?

Avastin has active ingredients of bevacizumab. It is often used in macular degeneration. (latest outcomes from Avastin 54,493 users)

What is Glare?

Glare (difficulty seeing in the presence of bright light) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 416 Glare patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 14, 2019

53,973 people reported to have side effects when taking Avastin.
Among them, 14 people (0.03%) have Glare

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Avastin cause Glare?

Time on Avastin when people have Glare *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Glare when taking Avastin *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Glare when taking Avastin *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 8 people, 57.14%
  2. Diabetic Retinal Oedema (excessive build-up of fluid in the retina due to diabetes): 4 people, 28.57%
  3. Anaesthesia: 2 people, 14.29%
  4. Type 2 Diabetes: 1 person, 7.14%
  5. Retinal Vessel Occlusion (a blockage in one of the small arteries): 1 person, 7.14%
  6. Retinal Neovascularisation (development of tiny, abnormal, leaky blood vessels inside the retina): 1 person, 7.14%
  7. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 1 person, 7.14%
  8. High Blood Pressure: 1 person, 7.14%
  9. Diabetic Retinopathy (damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes): 1 person, 7.14%
  10. Diabetic Eye Disease: 1 person, 7.14%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lucentis: 10 people, 71.43%
  2. Mydriacyl: 3 people, 21.43%
  3. Besivance: 2 people, 14.29%
  4. Lidocaine: 2 people, 14.29%
  5. Actos: 2 people, 14.29%
  6. Ramipril: 1 person, 7.14%
  7. Percocet: 1 person, 7.14%
  8. Acular: 1 person, 7.14%
  9. Alcaine: 1 person, 7.14%
  10. Alphagan: 1 person, 7.14%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Visual Impairment: 7 people, 50.00%
  2. Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision): 7 people, 50.00%
  3. Vitreous Floaters (spots before the eyes): 6 people, 42.86%
  4. Vision Blurred: 5 people, 35.71%
  5. Eye Pain: 4 people, 28.57%
  6. Retinal Disorder (disease of retina): 3 people, 21.43%
  7. Eye Pruritus (eye itching): 3 people, 21.43%
  8. Photophobia (extreme sensitivity to light): 3 people, 21.43%
  9. Retinal Haemorrhage (bleeding from retina): 3 people, 21.43%
  10. Diabetic Retinal Oedema (excessive build-up of fluid in the retina due to diabetes): 3 people, 21.43%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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