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Review: could Omeprazole cause Rectal bleeding?

Summary: Rectal bleeding could be caused by Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Lotronex, and have Hypertension.

We study 89,577 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 80 have Rectal bleeding. Find out below who they are, when they have Rectal bleeding and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 89,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 80 people (0.09%) have Rectal Bleeding. They amount to 0.80% of all the 9,974 people who have Rectal Bleeding on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rectal bleeding in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Rectal bleeding * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rectal bleeding0.00%0.00%0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Rectal bleeding when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Rectal bleeding53.75%46.25%

Age of people who have Rectal bleeding when taking Omeprazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rectal bleeding0.00%2.78%0.00%1.39%6.94%12.50%23.61%52.78%

Severity of Rectal bleeding when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rectal bleeding40.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rectal bleeding ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rectal bleeding0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (2 people, 2.50%)
  2. Reflux gastritis (1 people, 1.25%)
  3. Insomnia concerns (1 people, 1.25%)
  4. Depression - chronic (1 people, 1.25%)
  5. Arthritis (1 people, 1.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lotronex (16 people, 20.00%)
  2. Celebrex (12 people, 15.00%)
  3. Furosemide (11 people, 13.75%)
  4. Paroxetine hcl (7 people, 8.75%)
  5. Prednisone (6 people, 7.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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