Could Prilosec cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Prilosec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 78,307 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA. Among them, 2,587 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Prilosec

Prilosec has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Prilosec 81,169 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,548 Constipation patients).

On Dec, 22, 2016

78,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 2,587 people (3.3%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prilosec cause Constipation?

Time on Prilosec when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.15 %
  • 10+ years: 17.31 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Prilosec *:

  • female: 67.45 %
  • male: 32.55 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Prilosec *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 0.82 %
  • 20-29: 2.36 %
  • 30-39: 6.02 %
  • 40-49: 13.63 %
  • 50-59: 24.6 %
  • 60+: 52.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (279 people, 10.78%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (234 people, 9.05%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (213 people, 8.23%)
  • Osteoporosis (200 people, 7.73%)
  • High Blood Pressure (157 people, 6.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (446 people, 17.24%)
  • Aspirin (366 people, 14.15%)
  • Ambien (352 people, 13.61%)
  • Lasix (337 people, 13.03%)
  • Oxycontin (318 people, 12.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (902 people, 34.87%)
  • Pain (748 people, 28.91%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (737 people, 28.49%)
  • Fatigue (731 people, 28.26%)
  • Weakness (690 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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