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Review: could Prilosec cause Back pain?

Summary: Back pain is found among people who take Prilosec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 59,776 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,887 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 gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 61,548 Prilosec users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,113 Back pain patients)

On Mar, 28, 2015: 59,776 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 2,887 people (4.83%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Prilosec reports

Time on Prilosec when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain19.75%6.17%19.75%9.88%18.52%22.22%3.70%

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

Back pain65.98%34.02%

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

Back pain0.00%0.21%0.16%1.85%5.60%16.73%26.91%48.54%

Severity of Back pain when taking Prilosec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain10.00%30.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (318 people, 11.01%)
  2. Pain (290 people, 10.05%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (275 people, 9.53%)
  4. Hypertension (248 people, 8.59%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (235 people, 8.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (729 people, 25.25%)
  2. Aspirin (701 people, 24.28%)
  3. Aredia (591 people, 20.47%)
  4. Lipitor (471 people, 16.31%)
  5. Neurontin (464 people, 16.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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