Who have Sudden death with Prilosec - from FDA reports

Sudden death is found among people who take Prilosec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Nexium, and have Multiple myeloma. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 103,508 people who have side effects when taking Prilosec from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 27, 2018

103,508 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 2,771 people (2.68%) have Sudden death

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prilosec cause Sudden death?

Time on Prilosec when people have Sudden death *:

  • < 1 month: 0.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.72 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.01 %
  • 10+ years: 77.35 %

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

  • female: 51.46 %
  • male: 48.54 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 0.52 %
  • 10-19: 0.82 %
  • 20-29: 1.19 %
  • 30-39: 2.9 %
  • 40-49: 7.81 %
  • 50-59: 16.8 %
  • 60+: 69.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 223 people, 8.05%
  2. Pain: 141 people, 5.09%
  3. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 101 people, 3.64%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 85 people, 3.07%
  5. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 66 people, 2.38%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Nexium: 1,072 people, 38.69%
  2. Protonix: 1,006 people, 36.30%
  3. Prevacid: 982 people, 35.44%
  4. Dexilant: 908 people, 32.77%
  5. Nexium 24hr: 879 people, 31.72%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Acute Kidney Failure: 683 people, 24.65%
  2. Chronic Kidney Disease: 469 people, 16.93%
  3. Pain: 319 people, 11.51%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 264 people, 9.53%
  5. Breathing Difficulty: 214 people, 7.72%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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