Review: could Prilosec cause Diverticulitis?


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 63,513 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 279 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 gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Prilosec 64,301 users)


Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with tendon rupture, rashes, weakness, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 9,932 Diverticulitis patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

63,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 279 people (0.44%) have Diverticulitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prilosec cause Diverticulitis?

Time on Prilosec when people have Diverticulitis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Prilosec *:

  • female: 62.68 %
  • male: 37.32 %

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: 2.58 %
  • 40-49: 9.87 %
  • 50-59: 22.75 %
  • 60+: 64.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (44 people)
  • Osteoporosis (34 people)
  • Hypertension (29 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (29 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (66 people)
  • Zometa (50 people)
  • Prednisone (48 people)
  • Lipitor (46 people)
  • Ambien (45 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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