Paxil and Retinal disorder - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Retinal disorder is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Paxil and have Retinal disorder. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 87,385 people who have side effects when taking Paxil 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 Dec, 07, 2022

87,385 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil.
Among them, 27 people (0.03%) have Retinal disorder.

What is Paxil?

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. eHealthMe is studying from 91,161 Paxil users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Retinal disorder?

Retinal disorder (disease of retina) is found to be associated with 824 drugs and 458 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Paxil and Retinal disorder reports submitted per year:

Could Paxil cause Retinal disorder?

Time on Paxil when people have Retinal disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 57.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

Gender of people who have Retinal disorder when taking Paxil *:

  • female: 29.63 %
  • male: 70.37 %

Age of people who have Retinal disorder when taking Paxil *:

  • 0-1: 4.55 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 13.64 %
  • 50-59: 22.73 %
  • 60+: 59.09 %

Common drugs people take besides Paxil *:

  1. Xanax: 9 people, 33.33%
  2. Aspirin: 7 people, 25.93%
  3. Lovastatin: 6 people, 22.22%
  4. Vasotec: 6 people, 22.22%
  5. Flomax: 5 people, 18.52%
  6. Neurontin: 5 people, 18.52%
  7. Toprol-Xl: 4 people, 14.81%
  8. Alprazolam: 4 people, 14.81%
  9. Demadex: 4 people, 14.81%
  10. Digoxin: 4 people, 14.81%

Common side effects people have besides Retinal disorder *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 10 people, 37.04%
  2. Vision Blurred: 8 people, 29.63%
  3. Weakness: 6 people, 22.22%
  4. Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body): 6 people, 22.22%
  5. Respiratory Distress (difficulty in breathing): 6 people, 22.22%
  6. Visual Impairment: 6 people, 22.22%
  7. Visual Disturbance: 5 people, 18.52%
  8. Impaired Gastric Emptying: 5 people, 18.52%
  9. Drug Ineffective: 5 people, 18.52%
  10. Herpes Zoster: 5 people, 18.52%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 3 people, 11.11%
  2. Herpes Zoster: 3 people, 11.11%
  3. Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body): 3 people, 11.11%
  4. Dementia (madness): 3 people, 11.11%
  5. Procedural Pain: 2 people, 7.41%
  6. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 2 people, 7.41%
  7. Reactive Attachment Disorder Of Infancy Or Early Childhood (caused by abuse or neglect of an infant's needs for: emotional bonds): 1 person, 3.70%
  8. Panic Disorder: 1 person, 3.70%
  9. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;): 1 person, 3.70%
  10. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 1 person, 3.70%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Paxil and have Retinal disorder?

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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 paroxetine hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Paxil) and Paxil (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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