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 Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 75,808 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 352 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.

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Prilosec

Prilosec has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Prilosec 79,264 users)

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with weakness, diarrhea, joint pain, tendonitis, fatigue (latest reports from 14,144 Diverticulitis patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

75,808 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 352 people (0.46%) 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: 64.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.76 %
  • 10+ years: 5.88 %

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Prilosec *:

  • female: 63.66 %
  • male: 36.34 %

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: 3.11 %
  • 40-49: 9.34 %
  • 50-59: 22.84 %
  • 60+: 64.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (67 people, 19.03%)
  • Hypertension (44 people, 12.50%)
  • Osteoporosis (38 people, 10.80%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (31 people, 8.81%)
  • Pain (27 people, 7.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (66 people, 18.75%)
  • Zometa (53 people, 15.06%)
  • Ambien (52 people, 14.77%)
  • Lipitor (50 people, 14.20%)
  • Prednisone (49 people, 13.92%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (100 people, 28.41%)
  • Nausea (100 people, 28.41%)
  • Diarrhoea (88 people, 25.00%)
  • Abdominal Pain (79 people, 22.44%)
  • Back Pain (77 people, 21.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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