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Review: could Prilosec cause Skin rash (Rashes)?

Summary: Skin rash 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 Pain.

We study 59,770 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,096 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash 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)

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 146,484 Skin rash patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 59,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 2,068 people (3.46%) have Skin Rash.

Trend of Skin rash in Prilosec reports

Time on Prilosec when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash48.78%5.69%6.50%13.82%8.94%16.26%0.00%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Prilosec * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash65.42%34.58%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Prilosec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.10%0.41%1.13%2.00%4.83%14.84%27.73%48.95%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Prilosec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash21.43%57.14%7.14%14.29%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (219 people, 10.59%)
  2. Hypertension (183 people, 8.85%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (181 people, 8.75%)
  4. Osteoporosis (168 people, 8.12%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (161 people, 7.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (508 people, 24.56%)
  2. Zometa (420 people, 20.31%)
  3. Aredia (334 people, 16.15%)
  4. Lasix (322 people, 15.57%)
  5. Coumadin (298 people, 14.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I had my hip replaced in July. I had an EKG where they discovered I have afib. I was prescribed metoprolol for that. And i noticed that I've been getting sores and lesions on my legs and arms. I also have been getting hot flashes in the mornindgand have had some large bruising from what would seem like a minor impact.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

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