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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 59,776 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,069 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Prilosec has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 61,548 Prilosec users)

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 146,504 Skin rash patients)

On Mar, 3, 2015: 59,776 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 2,069 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 rash48.39%6.45%6.45%13.71%8.87%16.13%0.00%

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

Skin rash65.39%34.61%

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

Skin rash0.10%0.46%1.13%2.00%4.83%14.84%27.72%48.92%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Prilosec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash20.00%60.00%6.67%13.33%

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, 10.58%)
  2. Hypertension (183 people, 8.84%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (181 people, 8.75%)
  4. Osteoporosis (168 people, 8.12%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (161 people, 7.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (509 people, 24.60%)
  2. Zometa (420 people, 20.30%)
  3. Aredia (334 people, 16.14%)
  4. Lasix (322 people, 15.56%)
  5. Coumadin (298 people, 14.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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