Review: could Omeprazole cause Frequent bowel movements?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 83,841 people who take Omeprazole. Among them, 4,040 have Frequent bowel movements. See who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,355 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric ulcer. Commonly reported side effects of Omeprazole include nausea aggravated, nausea, breathing difficulty, nausea and vomiting, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Frequent bowel movements
Frequent bowel movements (latest reports from 1,077,557 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture and pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 83,760 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 3,719 people (4.44%) have Frequent Bowel Movements.
Time on Omeprazole when people have Frequent bowel movements * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Frequent bowel movements||43.11%||25.81%||7.04%||2.35%||9.09%||9.68%||2.93% |
Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole * :
|Frequent bowel movements||56.18%||43.82% |
Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole * :
|Frequent bowel movements||0.06%||1.36%||1.47%||3.85%||5.26%||12.20%||18.56%||57.24% |
Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Frequent bowel movements||10.26%||51.28%||30.77%||7.69% |
How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Frequent bowel movements||5.88%||5.88%||88.24% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (476 people, 12.80%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (394 people, 10.59%)
- Prophylaxis (303 people, 8.15%)
- Pain (286 people, 7.69%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (225 people, 6.05%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (646 people, 17.37%)
- Simvastatin (387 people, 10.41%)
- Lisinopril (381 people, 10.24%)
- Furosemide (375 people, 10.08%)
- Acetaminophen (294 people, 7.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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