Review: could Omeprazole cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation 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 Pain . We study 107,699 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,081 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation 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 107,016 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 87,995 Constipation patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

107,699 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 2,081 people (1.93%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Constipation?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 27.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.35 %
  • 10+ years: 2.94 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 56.18 %
  • male: 43.82 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 1.32 %
  • 20-29: 3.33 %
  • 30-39: 4.83 %
  • 40-49: 14.6 %
  • 50-59: 22.7 %
  • 60+: 52.93 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 51.52 %
  • severe: 42.42 %
  • most severe: 6.06 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 4.35 %
  • after off the drug: 4.35 %
  • not yet: 91.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (198 people)
  • Hypertension (179 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (172 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (139 people)
  • Depression (130 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (410 people)
  • Furosemide (299 people)
  • Simvastatin (220 people)
  • Lisinopril (218 people)
  • Zometa (214 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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