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Review: could Prilosec cause Gastric polyps?

Summary: Gastric polyps could be caused by Prilosec, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Nexium, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 59,677 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 196 have Gastric polyps. Find out below who they are, when they have Gastric polyps and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 59,664 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 196 people (0.33%) have Gastric Polyps. They amount to 2.07% of all the 9,468 people who have Gastric Polyps on eHealthMe.

Trend of Gastric polyps in Prilosec reports

Time on Prilosec when people have Gastric polyps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gastric polyps9.52%9.52%19.05%19.05%4.76%23.81%14.29%

Gender of people who have Gastric polyps when taking Prilosec * :

FemaleMale
Gastric polyps75.88%24.12%

Age of people who have Gastric polyps when taking Prilosec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gastric polyps0.00%0.00%1.27%0.63%1.27%8.86%51.90%36.08%

Severity of Gastric polyps when taking Prilosec ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Gastric polyps ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (30 people, 15.31%)
  2. Metastases to bone (27 people, 13.78%)
  3. Osteoporosis (16 people, 8.16%)
  4. Nausea (15 people, 7.65%)
  5. Breast cancer (11 people, 5.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (67 people, 34.18%)
  2. Zometa (61 people, 31.12%)
  3. Vioxx (49 people, 25.00%)
  4. Celexa (37 people, 18.88%)
  5. Aredia (34 people, 17.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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