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Review: could Prilosec cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure is found among people who take Prilosec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vioxx, and have High blood pressure.

We study 59,776 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,386 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Prilosec

Prilosec has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 61,547 Prilosec users)

High blood pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 329,651 High blood pressure patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 59,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 2,952 people (4.94%) have High Blood Pressure.

Trend of High blood pressure in Prilosec reports

Time on Prilosec when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure20.34%30.51%6.78%6.78%13.56%15.25%6.78%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Prilosec * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure65.60%34.40%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Prilosec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.15%0.23%0.15%1.32%4.41%11.88%29.71%52.15%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Prilosec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%66.67%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (352 people, 11.92%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (350 people, 11.86%)
  3. Pain (304 people, 10.30%)
  4. Osteoporosis (257 people, 8.71%)
  5. Depression (191 people, 6.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (733 people, 24.83%)
  2. Aspirin (710 people, 24.05%)
  3. Lipitor (536 people, 18.16%)
  4. Lasix (479 people, 16.23%)
  5. Zometa (435 people, 14.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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