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Prednisone, Omeprazole for a 83-year old man

Summary: 959 male patients aged 83 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 83 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 (latest outcomes from 149,999 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,740 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

What are the conditions

Polymyalgia rheumatica (pain in many muscles) (latest reports from 2,094 patients) can be treated by Prednisone, Prednisolone, Methotrexate Sodium.

Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) (latest reports from 10,551 patients) can be treated by Omeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Prilosec Otc.

On Nov, 23, 2014: 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

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Common symptoms:

Men of age 60+ with Polymyalgia Rheumatica:
  1. Weakness (22 reports)
  2. Pneumonia (21 reports)
  3. Fatigue (15 reports)
  4. Rashes (13 reports)
  5. Stress and anxiety (13 reports)
  6. Joint pain (13 reports)
  7. Muscle aches (12 reports)
  8. Emotional distress (12 reports)
  9. Pain (11 reports)
  10. Gait disturbance (11 reports)
Men of age 60+ with Acid Reflux:
  1. Fatigue (30 reports)
  2. Erection problems (30 reports)
  3. Dizziness (28 reports)
  4. Blood pressure management (22 reports)
  5. High blood pressure (22 reports)
  6. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (22 reports)
  7. Diarrhea (20 reports)
  8. Breathing difficulty (18 reports)
  9. Weakness (18 reports)
  10. Confusion (18 reports)

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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