Review: could Prilosec cause Diverticulitis?
Summary: Diverticulitis is found among people who take Prilosec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 59,761 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 266 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.
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Prilosec has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 61,537 Prilosec users)
Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 10,150 Diverticulitis patients)
On Jan, 14, 2015: 59,761 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 266 people (0.45%) have Diverticulitis.
Time on Prilosec when people have Diverticulitis * :
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Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Prilosec * :
Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Prilosec * :
Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Prilosec ** :
How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (29 people, 10.90%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (28 people, 10.53%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (26 people, 9.77%)
- Hypertension (19 people, 7.14%)
- Multiple myeloma (16 people, 6.02%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (87 people, 32.71%)
- Lasix (49 people, 18.42%)
- Ambien (46 people, 17.29%)
- Lipitor (44 people, 16.54%)
- Prednisone (43 people, 16.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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