Omeprazole and Sudden death - from FDA reports

Sudden death is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Furosemide, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Sudden death with Omeprazole. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 174,713 people who have side effects when taking Omeprazole from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 23, 2018

174,713 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 3,563 people (2.04%) have Sudden death

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Omeprazole when people have Sudden death *:

  • < 1 month: 42.42 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.61 %
  • 10+ years: 5.45 %

Gender of people who have Sudden death when taking Omeprazole *:

  • female: 47.66 %
  • male: 52.34 %

Age of people who have Sudden death when taking Omeprazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.49 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 0.7000000000000001 %
  • 20-29: 0.77 %
  • 30-39: 3.98 %
  • 40-49: 7.39 %
  • 50-59: 15.7 %
  • 60+: 70.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 345 people, 9.68%
  • High Blood Pressure: 234 people, 6.57%
  • Pain: 221 people, 6.20%
  • Preventive Health Care: 159 people, 4.46%
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 135 people, 3.79%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide: 377 people, 10.58%
  • Revlimid: 317 people, 8.90%
  • Aspirin: 315 people, 8.84%
  • Lasix: 300 people, 8.42%
  • Prednisone: 241 people, 6.76%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty: 249 people, 6.99%
  • Weakness: 208 people, 5.84%
  • Pneumonia: 188 people, 5.28%
  • Pain: 186 people, 5.22%
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 177 people, 4.97%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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