Could Prilosec cause Diverticulitis - from FDA reports
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 Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 78,307 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA. Among them, 372 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 Prilosec 81,169 users)
Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 14,673 Diverticulitis patients).
On Dec, 22, 2016
78,307 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 372 people (0.48%) have Diverticulitis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Prilosec when people have Diverticulitis *:
- < 1 month: 5.26 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 63.16 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
- 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
- 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
- 10+ years: 10.53 %
Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Prilosec *:
- female: 64.82 %
- male: 35.18 %
Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Prilosec *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 2.96 %
- 40-49: 9.21 %
- 50-59: 22.7 %
- 60+: 65.13 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (70 people, 18.82%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (53 people, 14.25%)
- High Blood Pressure (48 people, 12.90%)
- Osteoporosis (39 people, 10.48%)
- Multiple Myeloma (33 people, 8.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (66 people, 17.74%)
- Ambien (55 people, 14.78%)
- Zometa (53 people, 14.25%)
- Lipitor (51 people, 13.71%)
- Prednisone (50 people, 13.44%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (103 people, 27.69%)
- Nausea (102 people, 27.42%)
- Diarrhea (91 people, 24.46%)
- Abdominal Pain (83 people, 22.31%)
- Chest Pain (77 people, 20.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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