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Review: could Omeprazole cause Taste - impaired?

Summary: Taste - impaired is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 89,994 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 380 have Taste - impaired. Find out below who they are, when they have Taste - impaired and more.

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Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 92,893 Omeprazole users)

Taste - impaired

Taste - impaired has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression. (latest reports from 24,319 Taste - impaired patients)

On Apr, 10, 2015: 89,969 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 380 people (0.42%) have Taste - Impaired.

Trend of Taste - impaired in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Taste - impaired * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Taste - impaired37.50%20.83%8.33%16.67%12.50%4.17%0.00%

Gender of people who have Taste - impaired when taking Omeprazole * :

Taste - impaired71.90%28.10%

Age of people who have Taste - impaired when taking Omeprazole * :

Taste - impaired0.00%0.00%0.00%3.15%4.73%17.03%18.93%56.15%

Severity of Taste - impaired when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Taste - impaired0.00%37.50%50.00%12.50%

How people recovered from Taste - impaired ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Taste - impaired0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (65 people, 17.11%)
  2. Depression (36 people, 9.47%)
  3. Hypertension (35 people, 9.21%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (33 people, 8.68%)
  5. Prophylaxis (29 people, 7.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (66 people, 17.37%)
  2. Prilosec (39 people, 10.26%)
  3. Lisinopril (37 people, 9.74%)
  4. Zometa (36 people, 9.47%)
  5. Simvastatin (35 people, 9.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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