Review: could Omeprazole cause Frequent Bowel Movements?


Summary

Frequent bowel movements 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 Hypertension . We study 92,906 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,293 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements 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 94,637 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, migraine, abdominal pain, dehydration (latest reports from 135,188 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

92,906 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 4,293 people (4.62%) have Frequent Bowel Movements


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Frequent bowel movements?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Frequent Bowel Movements *:

  • < 1 month: 43.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.07 %
  • 10+ years: 4.66 %

Gender of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 56.93 %
  • male: 43.07 %

Age of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 1.37 %
  • 10-19: 1.64 %
  • 20-29: 3.66 %
  • 30-39: 5.2 %
  • 40-49: 12.06 %
  • 50-59: 19.41 %
  • 60+: 56.52 %

Severity if Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 10.0 %
  • moderate: 56.67 %
  • severe: 28.33 %
  • most severe: 5.0 %

How people recovered from Frequent Bowel Movements **:

  • while on drug: 5.41 %
  • after off the drug: 13.51 %
  • not yet: 81.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (472 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (388 people)
  • Pain (287 people)
  • Prophylaxis (270 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (239 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (572 people)
  • Simvastatin (406 people)
  • Lisinopril (403 people)
  • Furosemide (395 people)
  • Acetaminophen (330 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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