Review: could Omeprazole cause Breathing Difficulty?


Breathing difficulty is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 107,699 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,579 have Breathing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Breathing difficulty 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)

Breathing Difficulty

Breathing difficulty has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 201,658 Breathing difficulty patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

107,699 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 5,579 people (5.18%) have Breathing Difficulty

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Breathing Difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 41.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.94 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.72 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.97 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.88 %
  • 10+ years: 3.76 %

Gender of people who have Breathing Difficulty when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 58.52 %
  • male: 41.48 %

Age of people who have Breathing Difficulty when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.21 %
  • 10-19: 1.37 %
  • 20-29: 2.65 %
  • 30-39: 5.79 %
  • 40-49: 10.42 %
  • 50-59: 18.8 %
  • 60+: 60.66 %

Severity if Breathing Difficulty when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 8.16 %
  • moderate: 65.31 %
  • severe: 26.53 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Breathing Difficulty **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 9.38 %
  • not yet: 90.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (693 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (538 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (404 people)
  • Pain (360 people)
  • Depression (307 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (1,005 people)
  • Furosemide (785 people)
  • Simvastatin (736 people)
  • Lisinopril (642 people)
  • Prednisone (595 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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