Who have Lens opacity with Minoxidil - from FDA reports

Lens opacity is found among people who take Minoxidil, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Lisinopril, and have Sleep disorder. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,332 people who have side effects when taking Minoxidil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 10, 2019

6,332 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 13 people (0.21%) have Lens opacity

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Lens opacity?

Gender of people who have Lens opacity when taking Minoxidil *:

  • female: 25 %
  • male: 75 %

Age of people who have Lens opacity when taking Minoxidil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 27.27 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 27.27 %
  • 60+: 45.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Sleep Disorder: 3 people, 23.08%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol: 2 people, 15.38%
  3. Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss): 1 person, 7.69%
  4. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 1 person, 7.69%
  5. Bladder Disorder: 1 person, 7.69%
  6. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)): 1 person, 7.69%
  7. Corneal Deposits: 1 person, 7.69%
  8. Depression: 1 person, 7.69%
  9. Gastritis (inflammation of stomach): 1 person, 7.69%
  10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 7.69%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Nexium: 4 people, 30.77%
  2. Lisinopril: 4 people, 30.77%
  3. Regular Insulin: 3 people, 23.08%
  4. Seroquel: 3 people, 23.08%
  5. Percocet: 3 people, 23.08%
  6. Lasix: 3 people, 23.08%
  7. Klonopin: 3 people, 23.08%
  8. Hydrochlorothiazide: 3 people, 23.08%
  9. Heparin: 3 people, 23.08%
  10. Hectorol: 3 people, 23.08%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Vitreous Haemorrhage (intraocular (inside the eye) bleeding): 4 people, 30.77%
  2. Fall: 4 people, 30.77%
  3. Retinal Detachment (a disorder of the eye in which the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue): 4 people, 30.77%
  4. Retinal Vessel Occlusion (a blockage in one of the small arteries): 4 people, 30.77%
  5. Cardiac Murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality): 4 people, 30.77%
  6. Blindness: 4 people, 30.77%
  7. Speech Impairment (Adult) (inability to speak (adult)): 4 people, 30.77%
  8. Stable Angina (a constant chest pain): 4 people, 30.77%
  9. Headache (pain in head): 4 people, 30.77%
  10. Chest Pain: 4 people, 30.77%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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