Review: could Prilosec cause Ventricular Tachycardia?


Ventricular tachycardia is found among people who take Prilosec, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 63,513 people who have side effects while taking Prilosec from FDA and social media. Among them, 266 have Ventricular tachycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Ventricular tachycardia and more.

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Prilosec has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Prilosec 66,406 users)

Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart) has been reported by people with electrocardiogram qt prolonged, breathing difficulty, hypotension, cardiac failure, arrhythmias (latest reports from 14,215 Ventricular tachycardia patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

63,513 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 266 people (0.42%) have Ventricular Tachycardia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prilosec cause Ventricular tachycardia?

Time on Prilosec when people have Ventricular Tachycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ventricular Tachycardia when taking Prilosec *:

  • female: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

Age of people who have Ventricular Tachycardia when taking Prilosec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.15 %
  • 10-19: 2.58 %
  • 20-29: 0.43 %
  • 30-39: 2.15 %
  • 40-49: 18.03 %
  • 50-59: 22.32 %
  • 60+: 52.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (24 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (19 people)
  • Arthritis (19 people)
  • Depression (17 people)
  • Arrhythmia (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (69 people)
  • Propulsid (64 people)
  • Furosemide (48 people)
  • Vioxx (47 people)
  • Neurontin (42 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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