What is Eye Drops?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic Name: Eye Drops

See also: Patanol

Eye drops (artificial tears) are used to reduce both signs and symptoms of dry eye. Dry eye has many different causes, including being in a dry or windy environment, aging, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases, certain types of medications, or contact lens wear.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Eye Drops"

Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
23

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Eye Drops

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1
1
Hospitalization 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Taking Eye Drops (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 8
Did not seem to work 5
Not indicated 2
Expense 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 15 patients who’ve stopped taking Eye Drops

Duration

Currently Taking Eye Drops
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 29
Stopped Taking Eye Drops
Duration Patients
0-1 month 3
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 4
Adherence
Always
12 44%
Usually
7 26%
Sometimes
8 30%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
4 15%
A little
6 22%
Not at all
17 63%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 8%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
12 92%
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4 patient evaluations for Eye Drops

dixie pixie
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dixie pixie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See dixie pixie's full Eye Drops history

Jul 30, 2014 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Dry eyes: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 8, 2013 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Dry eyes: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 28, 2011 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Dry eyes: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2010 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

Feb 20, 2010 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

Mar 1, 2009 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all

Aug 18, 2008 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
arabellamilla
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arabellamilla
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: none
Description:F33y
FM:?y
CFS:4y Dx
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

See arabellamilla's full Eye Drops history

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Dry eyes: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 other One time
Advice & Tips: Having a complex prescription of -13 means I hate wearing glasses and wear contacts no matter what. Recently my contacts have been almost unbearable and blinking first thing in a morning is like sandpapering my eyes. These provide a little light relief from one of the myriad of problems in a morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Dymond
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Dymond
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Dymond's full Eye Drops history

Nov 6, 2008 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Dry eyes: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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