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Review: could Omeprazole cause Osteoporosis?

Summary: Osteoporosis could be caused by Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Zometa, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 89,577 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 381 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 89,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 407 people (0.45%) have Osteoporosis. They amount to 0.19% of all the 214,891 people who have Osteoporosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Osteoporosis in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Osteoporosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Osteoporosis22.22%5.56%27.78%0.00%5.56%13.89%25.00%

Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Osteoporosis78.22%21.78%

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Omeprazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Osteoporosis0.00%0.00%0.00%1.96%1.96%16.53%27.45%52.10%

Severity of Osteoporosis when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Osteoporosis33.33%16.67%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Osteoporosis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Osteoporosis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (63 people, 15.48%)
  2. Osteoporosis (57 people, 14.00%)
  3. Pain (48 people, 11.79%)
  4. Hypertension (45 people, 11.06%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (43 people, 10.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (91 people, 22.36%)
  2. Aredia (89 people, 21.87%)
  3. Aspirin (80 people, 19.66%)
  4. Morphine (75 people, 18.43%)
  5. Prednisone (67 people, 16.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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