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Review: could Omeprazole cause Nerve injury?

Summary: Nerve injury could be caused by Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Forteo, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 89,577 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Nerve injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Nerve injury and more.

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On Apr, 12, 2014: 89,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 58 people (0.06%) have Nerve Injury. They amount to 0.27% of all the 21,823 people who have Nerve Injury on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nerve injury in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Nerve injury * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nerve injury0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nerve injury when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Nerve injury84.48%15.52%

Age of people who have Nerve injury when taking Omeprazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nerve injury0.00%0.00%2.27%0.00%4.55%6.82%34.09%52.27%

Severity of Nerve injury when taking Omeprazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Nerve injury ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (12 people, 20.69%)
  2. Blood pressure (5 people, 8.62%)
  3. Hypertension (5 people, 8.62%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (5 people, 8.62%)
  5. Pain (4 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Forteo (14 people, 24.14%)
  2. Vitamin d (11 people, 18.97%)
  3. Furosemide (11 people, 18.97%)
  4. Aspirin (10 people, 17.24%)
  5. Cymbalta (9 people, 15.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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