Who have Macular degeneration with Calcium acetate - from FDA reports

Macular degeneration is found among people who take Calcium acetate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Synthroid, and have Age-related macular degeneration. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,193 people who have side effects when taking Calcium acetate from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 10, 2019

2,193 people reported to have side effects when taking Calcium acetate.
Among them, 6 people (0.27%) have Macular degeneration

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Calcium acetate cause Macular degeneration?

Gender of people who have Macular degeneration when taking Calcium acetate *:

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

Age of people who have Macular degeneration when taking Calcium acetate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 16.67%
  2. Retinal Haemorrhage (bleeding from retina): 1 person, 16.67%
  3. Pain: 1 person, 16.67%
  4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 1 person, 16.67%
  5. Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 1 person, 16.67%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Synthroid: 3 people, 50.00%
  2. Zometa: 2 people, 33.33%
  3. Coumadin: 2 people, 33.33%
  4. Advair Diskus 100/50: 2 people, 33.33%
  5. Lasix: 2 people, 33.33%
  6. Forteo: 2 people, 33.33%
  7. Prednisone: 2 people, 33.33%
  8. Effexor Xr: 1 person, 16.67%
  9. Femara: 1 person, 16.67%
  10. Fioricet: 1 person, 16.67%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling): 3 people, 50.00%
  2. Back Pain: 3 people, 50.00%
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 3 people, 50.00%
  4. Injury: 2 people, 33.33%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 2 people, 33.33%
  6. Fall: 2 people, 33.33%
  7. Nausea And Vomiting: 2 people, 33.33%
  8. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 2 people, 33.33%
  9. Pain: 2 people, 33.33%
  10. Constipation: 2 people, 33.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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