Will you have Macular degeneration with Sinemet - from FDA reports

Summary

Macular degeneration is found among people who take Sinemet, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Paxil, and have Prostate cancer. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 17,237 people who have side effects when taking Sinemet from FDA, and is updated regularly.



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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on carbidopa; levodopa (the active ingredients of Sinemet) and Sinemet (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Macular degeneration are also considered in the study.

What is Sinemet?

Sinemet has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease. (latest outcomes from Sinemet 18,329 users)

What is Macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 16,722 Macular degeneration patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 15, 2019

17,237 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet.
Among them, 20 people (0.12%) have Macular degeneration


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sinemet cause Macular degeneration?

Gender of people who have Macular degeneration when taking Sinemet *:

  • female: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

Age of people who have Macular degeneration when taking Sinemet *:

  • 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 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel): 3 people, 15.00%
  2. Prostate Cancer: 3 people, 15.00%
  3. Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinaemia (cancer affects small lymphocytes (white blood cells)): 2 people, 10.00%
  4. Urinary Tract Disorder: 1 person, 5.00%
  5. Prostate Infection: 1 person, 5.00%
  6. Primary Myelofibrosis (primary disorder of the bone marrow): 1 person, 5.00%
  7. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system): 1 person, 5.00%
  8. Diabetes: 1 person, 5.00%
  9. 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, 5.00%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Mirapex: 8 people, 40.00%
  2. Paxil: 8 people, 40.00%
  3. Levaquin: 7 people, 35.00%
  4. Ativan: 7 people, 35.00%
  5. Restoril: 6 people, 30.00%
  6. Tasmar: 6 people, 30.00%
  7. Cardizem Cd: 6 people, 30.00%
  8. Ventolin: 6 people, 30.00%
  9. Claritin: 6 people, 30.00%
  10. Prevacid: 6 people, 30.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Cough: 6 people, 30.00%
  2. Duodenitis (inflammation of the duodenum): 6 people, 30.00%
  3. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 5 people, 25.00%
  4. Hepatic Failure (liver failure): 4 people, 20.00%
  5. Fall: 4 people, 20.00%
  6. Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind): 4 people, 20.00%
  7. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction): 4 people, 20.00%
  8. Respiratory Failure (Excl Neonatal) (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system(excluding neonatal)): 4 people, 20.00%
  9. High Blood Pressure: 4 people, 20.00%
  10. Difficulty In Walking: 4 people, 20.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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