Review: could Omeprazole cause Frequent bowel movements (Diarrhea)?
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 High blood pressure.
We study 89,946 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,586 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.
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Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 92,849 Omeprazole users)
Frequent bowel movements
Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,330 Frequent bowel movements patients)
On Feb, 14, 2015: 89,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 4,049 people (4.50%) 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||43.50%||25.46%||7.96%||2.12%||8.49%||8.75%||3.71% |
Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole * :
|Frequent bowel movements||56.87%||43.13% |
Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole * :
|Frequent bowel movements||0.05%||1.34%||1.84%||3.74%||4.94%||12.10%||19.24%||56.75% |
Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Omeprazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Frequent bowel movements||12.50%||52.08%||29.17%||6.25% |
How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Frequent bowel movements||7.69%||11.54%||80.77% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (495 people, 12.23%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (407 people, 10.05%)
- Prophylaxis (319 people, 7.88%)
- Pain (302 people, 7.46%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (236 people, 5.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (680 people, 16.79%)
- Simvastatin (416 people, 10.27%)
- Furosemide (401 people, 9.90%)
- Lisinopril (398 people, 9.83%)
- Acetaminophen (315 people, 7.78%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
All the Best,
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