Iodine and Eye irritation - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Eye irritation is found among people who take Iodine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Iodine and have Eye irritation. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,053 people who have side effects when taking Iodine from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Nov, 26, 2022

3,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Iodine.
Among them, 15 people (0.49%) have Eye irritation.

What is Iodine?

Iodine has active ingredients of iodine. It is often used in hypothyroidism. eHealthMe is studying from 3,154 Iodine users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Eye irritation?

Eye irritation is found to be associated with 1,892 drugs and 1,184 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Iodine and Eye irritation reports submitted per year:

Could Iodine cause Eye irritation?

Time on Iodine when people have Eye irritation *:

  • < 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 Eye irritation when taking Iodine *:

  • female: 36.36 %
  • male: 63.64 %

Age of people who have Eye irritation when taking Iodine *:

  • 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: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Iodine *:

  1. Boron: 5 people, 33.33%
  2. Trikafta: 5 people, 33.33%
  3. Pulmozyme: 5 people, 33.33%
  4. Creon: 5 people, 33.33%
  5. Eylea: 4 people, 26.67%
  6. Vitamin D3: 3 people, 20.00%
  7. Fish Oil: 2 people, 13.33%
  8. Vitamin B12: 2 people, 13.33%
  9. Zocor: 1 person, 6.67%
  10. Cymbalta: 1 person, 6.67%

Common side effects people have besides Eye irritation *:

  1. Dry Eyes (lack of adequate tears): 6 people, 40.00%
  2. Weakness: 5 people, 33.33%
  3. Rashes (redness): 5 people, 33.33%
  4. Eye Color Change: 5 people, 33.33%
  5. Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood): 5 people, 33.33%
  6. Haemangioma Of Skin (noncancerous, abnormally dense collections of dilated small blood vessels that may occur in the skin or internal organs): 5 people, 33.33%
  7. Itching: 5 people, 33.33%
  8. Memory Loss: 5 people, 33.33%
  9. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 5 people, 33.33%
  10. Muscle Twitching: 5 people, 33.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Cystic Fibrosis (disease of the secretary glands): 5 people, 33.33%
  2. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 2 people, 13.33%
  3. Dry Eyes (lack of adequate tears): 1 person, 6.67%
  4. Dermatitis Atopic (inflammatory, chronically relapsing, non-contagious and pruritic skin disorder): 1 person, 6.67%
  5. Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it): 1 person, 6.67%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Iodine and have Eye irritation?

Check whether Eye irritation is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on iodine (the active ingredients of Iodine) and Iodine (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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