Could Omeprazole cause Diverticulitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Diverticulitis is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 155,237 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA. Among them, 509 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.

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Omeprazole

Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Omeprazole 161,176 users)

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 14,673 Diverticulitis patients).

On Dec, 30, 2016

155,237 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 509 people (0.33%) have Diverticulitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Diverticulitis?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Diverticulitis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 42.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 21.43 %

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 59.47 %
  • male: 40.53 %

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.25 %
  • 30-39: 0.49 %
  • 40-49: 8.35 %
  • 50-59: 21.87 %
  • 60+: 69.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (113 people, 22.20%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (76 people, 14.93%)
  • High Blood Pressure (75 people, 14.73%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (52 people, 10.22%)
  • Pain (50 people, 9.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (56 people, 11.00%)
  • Aspirin (45 people, 8.84%)
  • Prednisone (44 people, 8.64%)
  • Humira (43 people, 8.45%)
  • Folic Acid (42 people, 8.25%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Abdominal Pain (71 people, 13.95%)
  • Fatigue (66 people, 12.97%)
  • Pain (62 people, 12.18%)
  • Diarrhea (62 people, 12.18%)
  • Weight Decreased (54 people, 10.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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