Could Prilosec cause Diverticulitis - from FDA reports


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 77,670 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA. Among them, 366 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 gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Prilosec 81,141 users)

Diverticulitis

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 14,665 Diverticulitis patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

77,670 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 366 people (0.47%) have Diverticulitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prilosec cause Diverticulitis?

Time on Prilosec when people have Diverticulitis *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 57.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.53 %
  • 10+ years: 5.26 %

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Prilosec *:

  • female: 64.23 %
  • male: 35.77 %

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: 3.02 %
  • 40-49: 9.06 %
  • 50-59: 22.82 %
  • 60+: 65.1 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (66 people, 18.03%)
  • Ambien (55 people, 15.03%)
  • Zometa (53 people, 14.48%)
  • Lipitor (51 people, 13.93%)
  • Prednisone (49 people, 13.39%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Cholesterol (53 people, 14.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (48 people, 13.11%)
  • Osteoporosis (39 people, 10.66%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (32 people, 8.74%)
  • Pain (29 people, 7.92%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (102 people, 27.87%)
  • Nausea (102 people, 27.87%)
  • Diarrhea (91 people, 24.86%)
  • Abdominal Pain (83 people, 22.68%)
  • Back Pain (77 people, 21.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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