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 111,117 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,345 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 154,413 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, constipation, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 253,439 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

111,117 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 5,345 people (4.81%) 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: 41.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.2 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.68 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.51 %
  • 10+ years: 5.06 %

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

  • female: 57.89 %
  • male: 42.11 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 1.02 %
  • 10-19: 1.63 %
  • 20-29: 3.42 %
  • 30-39: 5.25 %
  • 40-49: 11.85 %
  • 50-59: 19.92 %
  • 60+: 56.85 %

Severity if Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 10.34 %
  • moderate: 58.62 %
  • severe: 25.86 %
  • most severe: 5.17 %

How people recovered from Frequent Bowel Movements **:

  • while on drug: 5.56 %
  • after off the drug: 13.89 %
  • not yet: 80.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (623 people, 11.66%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (586 people, 10.96%)
  • Pain (401 people, 7.50%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (335 people, 6.27%)
  • Prophylaxis (328 people, 6.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (686 people, 12.83%)
  • Simvastatin (577 people, 10.80%)
  • Lisinopril (531 people, 9.93%)
  • Furosemide (477 people, 8.92%)
  • Humira (413 people, 7.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Vomiting (1,384 people, 25.89%)
  • Nausea (1,326 people, 24.81%)
  • Abdominal Pain (907 people, 16.97%)
  • Fatigue (726 people, 13.58%)
  • Dehydration (685 people, 12.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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