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A study for a 84-year old man who takes Prednisone, Omeprazole

Summary: 959 male patients aged 84 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 84 year old male patient who has Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Acid Reflux. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,111 Prednisone users)

Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 92,839 Omeprazole users)

What are the conditions

Polymyalgia rheumatica (pain in many muscles) can be treated by Prednisone, Prednisolone, Methotrexate Sodium. (latest reports from 2,258 Polymyalgia Rheumatica patients)

Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) can be treated by Omeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, Prilosec Otc. (latest reports from 19,133 Acid Reflux patients)

On Feb, 9, 2015: 959 males aged 79 (±5) who take Prednisone, Omeprazole are studied

Prednisone, Omeprazole outcomes

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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eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :


Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)Aseptic Necrosis BoneAcute Myeloid Leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)n/aNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pneumonia
Anaemia (lack of blood)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)PneumoniaParanoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)Confusional StateComa (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)Productive CoughFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Anaemia (lack of blood)Productive CoughFluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood)Hydrocephalus (water on the brain)Pyrexia (fever)Asthenia (weakness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Asthenia (weakness)Cold SweatVomitingAnaemia (lack of blood)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)PneumoniaEpistaxis (bleed from the nose)Tooth ExtractionHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Supraventricular Tachycardia (rapid heart rhythm originating at or above the atrioventricular node)Pyrexia (fever)Tooth Abscess (pus formation in tooth)Bradyphrenia (neurological term referring to the slowness of thought common to many disorders of the brain)Erosive Oesophagitis (acid reflux disease can cause tissue damage in the oesophagus over time)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Faecaloma (hard mass of fecal matter)Cardiomegaly (increased size of heart than normal)Dermatitis Bullous (inflammation of the skin characterized by the presence of bullae which are filled with fluid)Bone DisorderHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Oesophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the oesophagus)Atelectasis (partial or complete collapse of the lung)Intestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)Gastrointestinal Carcinoma (cancer of stomach or intestine)Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)Chills (felling of cold)Confusional State
Acute Respiratory FailureDizzinessCoughLarge Intestinal ObstructionAsthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Acid Reflux
- support group for people who have Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- support group for people who take Omeprazole
- support group for people who take Prednisone

Recent conversations of related support groups:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Is daytime sleepiness more likely to be caused if certain of the drugs on my list are taken together?
    I've suffered from osteo artlhritis for about a decade. This, coupled with severe scoliosis, has been quite painful. In addition to drugs I have been treated with an implanted spinal cord stimulator and have undergone surgery to free nerve exit openings. I've had 2 or 3 injections to L5, S1, S2 and the is Joint. Nerve ablation has also been utilized. I have some fibrillation of my lungs,, suffer from RLS and have used Mirapex for as long as it has been available for RLS patients. My blood pressure seems under control with small doses of Atenolol. Since a month ago I've been suddenly subject to daytime sleepiness. I fall asleep entering text on my computer, reading the paper, reading books, watching TV. Is there a combination of drugs and/or dosages causing this?
  • Does atenolol cause acid reflux
    I've been getting fairly severe acid reflux three of four night per week. I didn't have this problem for the first couple of years I took atenolol, but I do now.
  • My father has been taken off indapamide because of blood test results but when indapamide was replaced with frusemide 2 years ago his calf swelled and he was put back on indapamide. is this the end?
    My father had a stroke nearly 5 years ago and was put on the above drugs plus indapamide MR 1.5mg.

    After being seen by a different GP 2 years ago the indapamide was changed to frusemide, but he developed a swollen calf and dvt was suspected. He was seen by his original GP and frusemide was stopped and was put back on indapamide.

    Now these past couple of months things changed slowly at first as he was complaining of tiredness due to lack of sleep, went to GP and was told he has enlarged prostate and we have Urology appointment end of July. We were going on a short holiday together and he suddenly felt too tired to go and wanted to stay at home. I went for the week and rang him every day. I found out that 2 days after I left he had a fall and it's all gone downhill very quickly, when I came back he looked very tired and could hardly walk (wide based shuffling gait) and problems balancing and very confused. Went to GP as a couple of blood results came back with low potassium and sodium and GP mentioned about kidneys. I thought he had a water infection, but the next thing the GP said was that he was suffering 'memory problem' asked him questions - most of which he got wrong, then said he was referring to psychologist, I think he means dementia. I've been googling ever since and am scared but I'm not a medical person and can't understand it all. I really want to know what will happen now he's been taken of the Indapamide, GP never mentioned a rest from it he just said to stop. Will they try something else. The GP wouldn't really even give me eye contact - what does it mean? He's not just my dad he's my best friend, I can hardly swallow with the grief and worry of it all. Has anyone else experienced this, I know he won't live forever but is there a chance of a few more years with him?
  • Muscle twitching in legs
    Muscle Twitching Legs

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • coolaero on Feb, 7, 2015:

    there wont be side effect other that DEATH


    peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:

    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????


    mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:

    Just ask John Belushi


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