From FDA reports: Omeprazole and Frequent bowel movements
This is a study of Frequent bowel movements (Diarrhea) among people who take Omeprazole. The study analyzes: the time on Omeprazole when people have Frequent bowel movements, gender and age of these people, the severity of Frequent bowel movements, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Omeprazole. In total 81,562 Omeprazole users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
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Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is used in gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric ulcer, indigestion, reflux gastritis, stomach discomfort. Commonly reported side effects of Omeprazole include nausea, breathing difficulty, fever, weakness, diarrhea.
Frequent bowel movements
Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.
On May, 25, 2013: 81,562 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 3,680 people (4.51%) 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||47.39%||25.82%||5.88%||1.31%||7.19%||9.48%||2.94% |
Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole * :
|Frequent bowel movements||56.20%||43.80% |
Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole * :
|Frequent bowel movements||0.06%||1.37%||1.43%||3.89%||5.09%||12.08%||18.54%||57.54% |
Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Frequent bowel movements||13.79%||48.28%||34.48%||3.45% |
How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Frequent bowel movements||12.50%||0.00%||87.50% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (471 people, 12.80%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (393 people, 10.68%)
- Prophylaxis (303 people, 8.23%)
- Pain (282 people, 7.66%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (225 people, 6.11%)
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Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (642 people, 17.45%)
- Simvastatin (384 people, 10.43%)
- Lisinopril (378 people, 10.27%)
- Furosemide (374 people, 10.16%)
- Acetaminophen (293 people, 7.96%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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