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Review: could Omeprazole cause Itching?

We study 89,722 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,890 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Omeprazole

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,596 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 545,204 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 89,710 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 1,860 people (2.07%) have Itching. They amount to 0.34% of all the 543,070 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching48.09%16.79%21.37%6.87%6.11%0.76%0.00%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Itching61.24%38.76%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Omeprazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.36%0.95%2.13%7.17%11.97%23.47%53.94%

Severity of Itching when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%38.89%44.44%16.67%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching11.11%11.11%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (251 people, 13.49%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (164 people, 8.82%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (136 people, 7.31%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (131 people, 7.04%)
  5. Pain (113 people, 6.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (331 people, 17.80%)
  2. Simvastatin (186 people, 10.00%)
  3. Niaspan (182 people, 9.78%)
  4. Lisinopril (169 people, 9.09%)
  5. Furosemide (157 people, 8.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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