Review: could Omeprazole cause Breathing Difficulty?


Summary

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 111,118 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,803 have Breathing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Breathing difficulty and more.

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Omeprazole

Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Omeprazole 154,413 users)

Breathing Difficulty

Breathing difficulty has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, pneumonia, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 274,238 Breathing difficulty patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

111,118 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 5,803 people (5.22%) have Breathing Difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Breathing Difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 43.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.28 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.8 %
  • 10+ years: 3.59 %

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

  • female: 58.72 %
  • male: 41.28 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.21 %
  • 10-19: 1.34 %
  • 20-29: 2.72 %
  • 30-39: 5.75 %
  • 40-49: 10.36 %
  • 50-59: 18.79 %
  • 60+: 60.69 %

Severity if Breathing Difficulty when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 8 %
  • moderate: 64 %
  • severe: 28 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Breathing Difficulty **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 9.09 %
  • not yet: 90.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (721 people, 12.42%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (569 people, 9.81%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (419 people, 7.22%)
  • Pain (375 people, 6.46%)
  • Asthma (318 people, 5.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (1,047 people, 18.04%)
  • Furosemide (807 people, 13.91%)
  • Simvastatin (747 people, 12.87%)
  • Lisinopril (658 people, 11.34%)
  • Prednisone (623 people, 10.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (975 people, 16.80%)
  • Chest Pain (829 people, 14.29%)
  • Nausea (814 people, 14.03%)
  • Pain (749 people, 12.91%)
  • Dizziness (747 people, 12.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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