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Review: could Omeprazole cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 89,577 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,281 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 89,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 1,281 people (1.43%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.25% of all the 520,660 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain27.85%25.32%8.86%13.92%13.92%5.06%5.06%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain71.71%28.29%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.18%0.61%1.58%3.86%6.84%21.47%26.38%39.09%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain5.71%60.00%31.43%2.86%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain8.33%0.00%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (158 people, 12.33%)
  2. Depression (144 people, 11.24%)
  3. Hypertension (143 people, 11.16%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (138 people, 10.77%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (108 people, 8.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (220 people, 17.17%)
  2. Furosemide (193 people, 15.07%)
  3. Prednisone (162 people, 12.65%)
  4. Lisinopril (156 people, 12.18%)
  5. Methotrexate (135 people, 10.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • While on meds I am totally normal, nobody notices my PD. When off I become a very impaired person with a hunched gait, shuffling steps, very slow for every movement, droping thigs, etc.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Cant add moe drugs, but take Propranolol to slow heart beat down, Calceos to prevent brittle bones and same for Alendronic Acid.
    I have put on half a stone in a week since I started Furosemide, but my stomach has not increased in diameter, so I assume I am not carrying anymore fluid

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Generally all over itchy but particularly scalp, hands, torso. Fungal infections of skin folds. Ver, very tired and weight impossible to shift.

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