Review: could Omeprazole cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 14, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 83,841 people who take Omeprazole. Among them, 1,630 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,355 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric ulcer. Commonly reported side effects of Omeprazole include nausea aggravated, nausea, breathing difficulty, nausea and vomiting, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Constipation (latest reports from 489,383 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 14, 2014: 83,760 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 1,630 people (1.95%) have Constipation.
Time on Omeprazole when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Omeprazole * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Omeprazole * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Omeprazole ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (188 people, 11.53%)
- Multiple myeloma (136 people, 8.34%)
- Hypertension (130 people, 7.98%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (121 people, 7.42%)
- Prophylaxis (100 people, 6.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (407 people, 24.97%)
- Furosemide (267 people, 16.38%)
- Acetaminophen (178 people, 10.92%)
- Zometa (177 people, 10.86%)
- Lisinopril (173 people, 10.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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