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 Clonazepam, and have Depression . We study 111,120 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 423 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 gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Omeprazole 154,413 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, insomnia, memory loss (latest reports from 27,400 Tinnitus patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

111,120 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 423 people (0.38%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Tinnitus?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.93 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 19.64 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 64.56 %
  • male: 35.44 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.28 %
  • 2-9: 0.28 %
  • 10-19: 2.49 %
  • 20-29: 4.14 %
  • 30-39: 14.64 %
  • 40-49: 11.88 %
  • 50-59: 23.2 %
  • 60+: 43.09 %

Severity if Tinnitus when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 2.94 %
  • moderate: 55.88 %
  • severe: 35.29 %
  • most severe: 5.88 %

How people recovered from Tinnitus **:

  • while on drug: 8.33 %
  • after off the drug: 4.17 %
  • not yet: 87.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (58 people, 13.71%)
  • Hypertension (54 people, 12.77%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (43 people, 10.17%)
  • Dyspepsia (36 people, 8.51%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (32 people, 7.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lorazepam (80 people, 18.91%)
  • Clonazepam (80 people, 18.91%)
  • Neurontin (63 people, 14.89%)
  • Diazepam (53 people, 12.53%)
  • Aspirin (52 people, 12.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (142 people, 33.57%)
  • Dizziness (139 people, 32.86%)
  • Fatigue (122 people, 28.84%)
  • Anxiety (118 people, 27.90%)
  • Depression (109 people, 25.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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