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Review: could Omeprazole cause Itching?





Summary: Itching 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 Hypertension.

We study 89,890 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,891 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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 92,773 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Itching 87,571 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 89,854 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 1,861 people (2.07%) have Itching.

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
Itching47.73%16.67%21.21%6.82%6.06%0.76%0.76%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Itching61.21%38.79%

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%23.46%53.97%

Severity of Itching when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%42.11%42.11%15.79%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching10.00%20.00%70.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (251 people, 13.49%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (164 people, 8.81%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (136 people, 7.31%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (131 people, 7.04%)
  5. Pain (113 people, 6.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (331 people, 17.79%)
  2. Simvastatin (186 people, 9.99%)
  3. Niaspan (182 people, 9.78%)
  4. Lisinopril (169 people, 9.08%)
  5. Furosemide (157 people, 8.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 61 year old woman who has Heartburn - Chronic, and takes Omeprazole)
    I was a pretty calm and relaxed person until I started omeprazole which after taking it for about 2 weeks,I didn't realize that I was stressing and having anxiety due to this drug. but it kept taking it . I got worse and worse every time I tried to do something I would get terrible anxiety and depression and frustration and then I realized that there must be something about this drug that was causing it and I quit taking it. I felt a definite difference when I quit taking it I was not quite so stressed didn't have anxiety I'm still withdrawing from it but I feel like I'm a whole lot better than I would not recommend this to anyone
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    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Barrett's Esophagus, and takes Omeprazole)
    I am taking a large dose of omeprazole temporarily until they do another disgnostic test. The only other drug I currently take is levothyroxine but I have no questions about that at this time.
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    (Asked by a 89 year old man who has Pulmonary Embolism, and takes Prilosec, Crestor, Welchol)
    Can 200 grams of Doxycycline bring on arrythmia???
  • Can long-term methadone use cause or increase the risk of colon cancer?
    (Asked by a 57 year old man who has Chronic Pain, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, and takes Fluticasone Propionate, Finasteride, Doxazosin Mesylate, Acetaminophen, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Butrans, Sertraline, Omeprazole, Simvastatin, Triamterene And Hydrochlorothiazide, Naproxen, Aspirin, Polyethylene Glycol 3350, Senna, Colace, Methadone Hydrochloride)
    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay my bills.
    After a long period of waiting to settle my workmens' comp. case, I returned home, from the Bat Area back to Arizona to take of my mother with a yet un dianosed case of moderate dementia.
    Then, in 2011 I had a 2nd surgery to relieve spinal stenosis btwn. L2-L4, just above the fusion site.
    I've been taking methadone since early 2004, a little over ten years, now. I've had high blood pressure since my injury.

    Now, I waiting to be scheduled for a colonoscopy, with my father having had polyps and the way I've been feeling..drained, tired all the time, and stomach pains ( in addition to my chronic low back pain), I...
    find myself wondering if there is any relationtionship between the methadone and other meds and cancer?
  • Could prilosec cause an elevated blood sugar
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has DIABETES, and takes Metformin, Prilosec)
    I've been on Prilosec for about 1 month & my blood sugars have been elevated starting shortly after I started on it. could Prilosec be causing it? Nothing else has changed with my meds or lifestyle.

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    (Posted by a 65 year old man who has Irritablilty, Irregular Heartbeat, and takes Prilosec)
    I am 65 M and a long history of Moderate hypertension. I am overweight, out of shape. 15-20 years ago when I didn't take BP medicine I had occasional PVCs, heart skips a beat.

    Since I have been on Metoprolol (beta blocker) and Cozaar my BP is normal and heartbeat normal.
    I have been on that regimen 15-20 years.

    Now or in the last weeks or 2 I notice skipped beats and irregular, fast to slow and back on occasion

    Recently It was suggested I may have sleep apnea and was definitely diagnosed with bad acid reflux by an Ear nose and throat specialist.

    I was told to go on 2 OTC Prevacid/day for 3 months. I instead, since I had them, went on Prilosec-- slightly different.

    I have been on Prilosec 2 or so weeks maybe 3.
    It clicked in my mind today that maybe there is a connection.

    I have a pretty expensive pulse oximeter (electronic finger thingy) and I can actually see flat lines and skipped beats and strength of pulse. Oxygen is 90 to 94. Also I started taking aspirin out of fear

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  • Rash from eating kale
    (Posted by a 32 year old woman who has Itching, Rash Generalised, and takes Kale)
    I ate kale for the first time on Monday. I only had a small bowl of fresh mixed green salad, so it wasn't entirely Kale. By Tuesday, I had a small rash on my left hip. I ignored it at first. Thursday evening, I decided to eat a large kale salad with other veggies and salmon, all of which I have eaten regularly aside from kale. Friday morning, my entire body was covered in the same rash that appeared Tuesday. I went to the ER. The doc said it was some type of allergic reaction. The ONLY thing I did/consumed different was the kale. I can't find much about it's reactions, though.
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    (Posted by a 49 year old woman who has Joint Stiffness, Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Itching, Allergy To Food, Allergy To Chemicals, Fatigue - Chronic, Confusional State, Hair Loss, Double Vision, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
    Diagnosed with under active thyroid in January 2011. Noticed onset of double vision in January 2014. Blurred vision and double vision worsened to such an extent that my glasses prescription has changed three times in less than 7 months. All the symptons I experience are a direct result of taking Levothyrixine and have increased as my dose has been increased.
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    have been on prednisone now for 3 years straight. Am taking 30mg a day just to breath. every time i have tried to taper off i have ended up in the emergency room unable to breath. That has been 7 times in the last year. I am 49 years old and was in good health 3-4 years ago. got a cough and it has been down hill.Prednisone worked great at first but then it starts to destroy the body.Had nasal passage surgery(waste of time)have broken many ribs from coughing.painful.when you are on prednisone your body takes 3-5 times longer to heal.craked tailbone from a slip. have seen over 12 doctors.reasonable gueswork. My best doc which is mine says do you want to suffocate to death or let your body try and fix itself if it can. im not for suffocation at all. Just a good medicine to counter the angriness of the steroid. Any ideas i am all ears. oh ya my eyes are starting to go and my joints as well
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    (Posted by a 55 year old man who has Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs, and takes Simvastatin, Cetirizine Hydrochloride Allergy, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Morphine Sulfate, Amlodipine Besylate)
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