Omeprazole and Frequent bowel movements - from FDA reports


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 Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 155,237 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA. Among them, 8,243 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 gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Omeprazole 161,264 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,676 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

155,237 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 8,243 people (5.31%) 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: 44.2 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.54 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.23 %
  • 10+ years: 4.52 %

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

  • female: 59.06 %
  • male: 40.94 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.83 %
  • 10-19: 1.47 %
  • 20-29: 2.99 %
  • 30-39: 4.69 %
  • 40-49: 10.6 %
  • 50-59: 20.01 %
  • 60+: 59.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (958 people, 11.62%)
  • High Blood Pressure (955 people, 11.59%)
  • Pain (608 people, 7.38%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (510 people, 6.19%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (509 people, 6.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (684 people, 8.30%)
  • Humira (639 people, 7.75%)
  • Simvastatin (579 people, 7.02%)
  • Lisinopril (528 people, 6.41%)
  • Furosemide (484 people, 5.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (2,013 people, 24.42%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (2,003 people, 24.30%)
  • Fatigue (1,352 people, 16.40%)
  • Abdominal Pain (1,252 people, 15.19%)
  • Weakness (1,092 people, 13.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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