Review: could Omeprazole cause Red face (Skin blushing/flushing)?
Summary: Red face is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Niaspan, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 89,946 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 916 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face and more.
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Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 92,839 Omeprazole users)
Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia. (latest reports from 45,037 Red face patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 89,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 916 people (1.02%) have Red Face.
Time on Omeprazole when people have Red face * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Red face||63.64%||27.27%||0.00%||0.00%||9.09%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Red face when taking Omeprazole * :
|Red face||44.11%||55.89% |
Age of people who have Red face when taking Omeprazole * :
|Red face||0.00%||0.00%||3.61%||2.13%||4.10%||15.08%||20.33%||54.75% |
Severity of Red face when taking Omeprazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Red face||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Red face ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Red face||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (176 people, 19.21%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (123 people, 13.43%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (99 people, 10.81%)
- Hypertension (74 people, 8.08%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (69 people, 7.53%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (425 people, 46.40%)
- Aspirin (379 people, 41.38%)
- Lisinopril (149 people, 16.27%)
- Simcor (140 people, 15.28%)
- Fish oil (120 people, 13.10%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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