Review: could Prilosec cause Back Pain?


Back pain is found among people who take Prilosec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 63,513 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,095 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Prilosec has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Prilosec 64,301 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, dizziness (latest reports from 126,425 Back pain patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

63,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 3,095 people (4.87%) have Back Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prilosec cause Back pain?

Time on Prilosec when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 18.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.0 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Prilosec *:

  • female: 65.79 %
  • male: 34.21 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Prilosec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.24 %
  • 10-19: 0.48 %
  • 20-29: 2.17 %
  • 30-39: 5.83 %
  • 40-49: 16.43 %
  • 50-59: 27.12 %
  • 60+: 47.73 %

Severity if Back Pain when taking Prilosec **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 30 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Back Pain **:

  • while on drug: 25 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (346 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (324 people)
  • Pain (296 people)
  • Hypertension (270 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (227 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (784 people)
  • Aredia (623 people)
  • Aspirin (567 people)
  • Neurontin (490 people)
  • Lipitor (488 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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