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Review: could Omeprazole cause Tinnitus?





Summary: Tinnitus 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 Lorazepam, and have Depression.

We study 89,890 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 344 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus 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 92,773 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.(view latest reports from 19,391 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 89,854 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 348 people (0.39%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus33.33%9.80%1.96%11.76%15.69%13.73%13.73%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Omeprazole * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus62.78%37.22%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Omeprazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%1.27%2.54%2.86%15.56%12.06%22.22%43.49%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus2.94%52.94%41.18%2.94%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus13.04%4.35%82.61%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (47 people, 13.51%)
  2. Hypertension (43 people, 12.36%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (32 people, 9.20%)
  4. Dyspepsia (29 people, 8.33%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (25 people, 7.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lorazepam (71 people, 20.40%)
  2. Clonazepam (70 people, 20.11%)
  3. Neurontin (59 people, 16.95%)
  4. Aspirin (56 people, 16.09%)
  5. Mirtazapine (45 people, 12.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Martins (7 months ago):

hello everyone, i have tinitus since four month ago. I started with this sintomatic after using omeprazole in convination with clonazepan. after i've been read this article ,i suspended omeprazole and day by day the tinitus frequency is less. i want to leave my experience to help to people who have tinitus and who use this convination of drugs.
It's important to know that the recuperation process is very slow and it's necesary keep calm.
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Paul (3 years ago):

I've been taking omeprazole for almost 2 years and you're not going to believe this... I too had an fainting attack. Thought it might be MS, or brain tumor, but everything (MRI Scan, Heart Tests) came back clear.

I've also got an itchy foot.
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