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 59,770 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,570 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Prilosec has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 61,547 Prilosec 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 165,444 Shortness of breath patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 59,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 3,570 people (5.97%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Prilosec when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||48.39%||12.10%||4.03%||8.87%||17.74%||6.45%||2.42% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Prilosec * :
|Shortness of breath||62.75%||37.25% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Prilosec * :
|Shortness of breath||0.16%||0.16%||0.65%||2.68%||4.84%||13.05%||25.36%||53.10% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Prilosec ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||23.08%||76.92%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (382 people, 10.70%)
- Pain (369 people, 10.34%)
- Hypertension (338 people, 9.47%)
- Multiple myeloma (249 people, 6.97%)
- Osteoporosis (212 people, 5.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (848 people, 23.75%)
- Lasix (674 people, 18.88%)
- Zometa (576 people, 16.13%)
- Coumadin (544 people, 15.24%)
- Lipitor (534 people, 14.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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