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Review: could Omeprazole cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 89,590 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,770 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Omeprazole

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,443 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,443 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 89,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 1,775 people (1.98%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.35% of all the 504,640 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation35.45%26.36%15.45%7.27%10.00%4.55%0.91%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Constipation56.89%43.11%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Omeprazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.13%0.89%3.26%4.54%14.95%23.26%52.97%

Severity of Constipation when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%50.00%40.91%9.09%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (195 people, 10.99%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (144 people, 8.11%)
  3. Hypertension (137 people, 7.72%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (132 people, 7.44%)
  5. Prophylaxis (102 people, 5.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (429 people, 24.17%)
  2. Furosemide (276 people, 15.55%)
  3. Zometa (200 people, 11.27%)
  4. Acetaminophen (192 people, 10.82%)
  5. Lisinopril (185 people, 10.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Pervasive developmental disorder...autism...unexplained g.i. Issues with multiple procedures only finding inflammation...prescribed sucralfate after severe vomiting which seemed to help for awhile, but cycle seems to be starting all over again...vomits often after eating

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • severe constipation occurred during taking levofloxacin and continued afterward.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I have used docusate sodium stool softener, and it hasn't helped. I hate to think I will have to take laxatives the rest of my life. I used to go daily. I was taking lortab, and xanax before, and they were changed to clonazepam, and norco. After I was put on the meloxicam, oxybutynin, xanax, and lortab is when the problem started, but even then I could go every other day while taking docusate calcium. By the way, your system does not recognize docusate calcium.

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