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Review: could Omeprazole cause Diverticulitis?

Summary: Diverticulitis could be caused by Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 89,577 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 293 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 89,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 293 people (0.33%) have Diverticulitis. They amount to 0.46% of all the 63,314 people who have Diverticulitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diverticulitis in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Diverticulitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diverticulitis0.00%27.27%36.36%0.00%27.27%0.00%9.09%

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Diverticulitis57.73%42.27%

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Omeprazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.57%9.06%19.69%69.69%

Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Omeprazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (62 people, 21.16%)
  2. Prophylaxis (29 people, 9.90%)
  3. Hypertension (27 people, 9.22%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (24 people, 8.19%)
  5. Osteoporosis (24 people, 8.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (46 people, 15.70%)
  2. Furosemide (39 people, 13.31%)
  3. Prednisone (39 people, 13.31%)
  4. Folic acid (36 people, 12.29%)
  5. Methotrexate (35 people, 11.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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