Could Omeprazole cause Itching - from FDA reports


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 High blood pressure . We study 111,190 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA. Among them, 2,392 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 161,124 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,264 Itching patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

111,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 2,392 people (2.15%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Itching?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 53.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.84 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.76 %
  • 10+ years: 2.15 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 62.33 %
  • male: 37.67 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.5 %
  • 10-19: 1.05 %
  • 20-29: 2.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.25 %
  • 40-49: 12.66 %
  • 50-59: 22.71 %
  • 60+: 53.83 %

Severity of Itching **:

  • least: 3.7 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 51.85 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (294 people, 12.29%)
  • Lisinopril (252 people, 10.54%)
  • Simvastatin (224 people, 9.36%)
  • Prednisone (210 people, 8.78%)
  • Furosemide (197 people, 8.24%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (345 people, 14.42%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (262 people, 10.95%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (253 people, 10.58%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (193 people, 8.07%)
  • Pain (165 people, 6.90%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (787 people, 32.90%)
  • Pain (293 people, 12.25%)
  • Nausea (285 people, 11.91%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (281 people, 11.75%)
  • Fatigue (262 people, 10.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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