Review: could Omeprazole cause Bone Density Loss?


Bone density loss is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Nexium, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 107,700 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 153 have Bone density loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone density loss and more.

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Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Omeprazole 112,454 users)

Bone Density Loss

Bone density loss has been reported by people with weakness, back pain, drowsiness, hiatal hernia, head injury (latest reports from 7,430 Bone density loss patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

107,700 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 153 people (0.14%) have Bone Density Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Bone density loss?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Bone Density Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.65 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
  • 10+ years: 47.06 %

Gender of people who have Bone Density Loss when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 79.61 %
  • male: 20.39 %

Age of people who have Bone Density Loss when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.76 %
  • 10-19: 0.76 %
  • 20-29: 2.29 %
  • 30-39: 1.53 %
  • 40-49: 18.32 %
  • 50-59: 27.48 %
  • 60+: 48.85 %

Severity if Bone Density Loss when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (53 people)
  • Osteoporosis (38 people)
  • Hypertension (28 people)
  • Pain (21 people)
  • Prophylaxis (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (57 people)
  • Zometa (52 people)
  • Celebrex (38 people)
  • Dexamethasone (37 people)
  • Prednisone (36 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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