Could Omeprazole cause Osteoporosis - from FDA reports


Summary

Osteoporosis is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Nexium, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 111,190 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA. Among them, 679 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis 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)

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 172,579 Osteoporosis patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

111,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 679 people (0.61%) have Osteoporosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Osteoporosis?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Osteoporosis *:

  • < 1 month: 9.8 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.8 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 31.37 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.69 %
  • 10+ years: 9.8 %

Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 75.08 %
  • male: 24.92 %

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 0.56 %
  • 20-29: 1.88 %
  • 30-39: 3.0 %
  • 40-49: 13.51 %
  • 50-59: 25.52 %
  • 60+: 54.97 %

Severity of Osteoporosis **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 16.67 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (195 people, 28.72%)
  • Pain (97 people, 14.29%)
  • High Blood Pressure (82 people, 12.08%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (79 people, 11.63%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (74 people, 10.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (226 people, 33.28%)
  • Prednisone (125 people, 18.41%)
  • Zometa (121 people, 17.82%)
  • Aspirin (115 people, 16.94%)
  • Lisinopril (108 people, 15.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Osteoarthritis (197 people, 29.01%)
  • Pain (185 people, 27.25%)
  • Back Pain (168 people, 24.74%)
  • Fall (167 people, 24.59%)
  • Bone Disorder (163 people, 24.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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