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Prednisone, Omeprazole for a 83-year old man

This is a study of Prednisone, Omeprazole for a 83 year old male patient who has Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Acid Reflux. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 923 male patients aged 83 (±5) who take the drugs from FDA and social media.

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Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 79

Gender: male

Conditions: Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Acid Reflux

Drugs taking:
- Prednisone - 10MG (prednisone): used for 10+ years
- Omeprazole - 20MG (omeprazole)

Comments from or about the patient: I've used predisone on & off for years for polymyalgia rheumatica. Now I've been prescribed omeprazole for acid reflux but have not taken it yet. Are these medications compatible?
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On Feb, 10, 2014: 923 males aged 79 (±5) who reported to have interactions when taking Prednisone, Omeprazole are studied

Trend of Prednisone, Omeprazole's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (3557231)

Most common interactions experienced by males aged 79 (±5) in the use of Prednisone, Omeprazole:

InteractionNumber of reports
Asthenia (weakness)205
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)200
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)145
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)104
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)94
Anaemia (lack of blood)93
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)86
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)58

Most common interactions experienced by males aged 79 (±5) in long term use of Prednisone, Omeprazole:

InteractionNumber of reports
Asthenia (weakness)10
Cold Sweat4
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)4
Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)3
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)2
Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood)2
Listless (lack of interest, energy, or spirit)2
Respiratory Tract Infection2
Aseptic Necrosis Bone2

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.


  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.


  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Had 3 endoscopy and colonoscopy and all 3 similar even after treatment of prednisone. Got well for about 6 weeks and slowly all the symptoms are returning.


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