Review: could Omeprazole cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain 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 Furosemide, and have Hypertension . We study 111,117 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,665 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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 154,416 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 114,278 Weight gain patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

111,117 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 1,665 people (1.5%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Weight gain?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 18.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.93 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.01 %
  • 10+ years: 9.17 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 72.09 %
  • male: 27.91 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.66 %
  • 10-19: 1.26 %
  • 20-29: 4.21 %
  • 30-39: 7.53 %
  • 40-49: 19.57 %
  • 50-59: 26.66 %
  • 60+: 40.03 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 3.85 %
  • moderate: 55.77 %
  • severe: 34.62 %
  • most severe: 5.77 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 3.7 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 96.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (186 people, 11.17%)
  • Pain (178 people, 10.69%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (172 people, 10.33%)
  • Depression (171 people, 10.27%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (162 people, 9.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (222 people, 13.33%)
  • Aspirin (213 people, 12.79%)
  • Prednisone (202 people, 12.13%)
  • Lisinopril (188 people, 11.29%)
  • Atenolol (164 people, 9.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (293 people, 17.60%)
  • Pain (259 people, 15.56%)
  • Dyspnoea (253 people, 15.20%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (248 people, 14.89%)
  • Arthralgia (232 people, 13.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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