Who have Optic atrophy with Desferal - from FDA reports

Optic atrophy is reported only by a few people who take Desferal. We study 1,809 people who have side effects while taking Desferal from FDA. Among them, 5 have Optic atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Optic atrophy and more.

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On Feb, 10, 2019

1,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Desferal.
Among them, 5 people (0.28%) have Optic atrophy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Desferal cause Optic atrophy?

Time on Desferal when people have Optic atrophy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Optic atrophy when taking Desferal *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Optic atrophy when taking Desferal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 100 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Iron Metabolism Disorder: 3 people, 60.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision): 5 people, 100.00%
  2. Blindness: 5 people, 100.00%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 5 people, 100.00%
  4. Neurotoxicity (when the exposure to natural or artificial toxic substances, which are called neurotoxins, alters the normal activity of the nervous system): 3 people, 60.00%
  5. Hearing Impaired: 3 people, 60.00%
  6. Overdose: 3 people, 60.00%
  7. Optic Neuropathy (optic nerve damage): 3 people, 60.00%
  8. Nausea And Vomiting: 2 people, 40.00%
  9. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat): 2 people, 40.00%
  10. Cough: 2 people, 40.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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