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Review: could Omeprazole cause Constipation?

We study 89,769 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,777 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Omeprazole

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,634 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 511,050 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 89,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 1,781 people (1.98%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.35% of all the 510,235 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
Constipation33.91%25.22%15.65%7.83%11.30%4.35%1.74%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Constipation56.82%43.18%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Omeprazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.13%0.95%3.25%4.58%15.09%23.17%52.83%

Severity of Constipation when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%50.00%42.86%7.14%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%5.56%94.44%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (195 people, 10.95%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (144 people, 8.09%)
  3. Hypertension (138 people, 7.75%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (132 people, 7.41%)
  5. Prophylaxis (102 people, 5.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (429 people, 24.09%)
  2. Furosemide (276 people, 15.50%)
  3. Zometa (200 people, 11.23%)
  4. Acetaminophen (192 people, 10.78%)
  5. Lisinopril (186 people, 10.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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