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Review: could Prilosec cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?





Summary: Shortness of breath is found among people who take Prilosec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 59,752 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,569 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath 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 61,523 users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness Of Breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 59,746 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 3,569 people (5.97%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Prilosec reports

Time on Prilosec when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath48.78%12.20%4.07%8.94%17.89%6.50%1.63%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Prilosec * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath62.76%37.24%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Prilosec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.16%0.16%0.65%2.68%4.85%13.02%25.36%53.12%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Prilosec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath16.67%83.33%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (382 people, 10.70%)
  2. Pain (368 people, 10.31%)
  3. Hypertension (338 people, 9.47%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (249 people, 6.98%)
  5. Osteoporosis (212 people, 5.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (848 people, 23.76%)
  2. Lasix (674 people, 18.88%)
  3. Zometa (576 people, 16.14%)
  4. Coumadin (544 people, 15.24%)
  5. Lipitor (534 people, 14.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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