Prilosec and Sudden death - 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 < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Sudden death with Prilosec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 83,647 people who have side effects when taking Prilosec from FDA , and is updated regularly.


On Jun, 16, 2018

83,647 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec.
Among them, 1,640 people (1.96%) have Sudden death

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prilosec cause Sudden death?

Time on Prilosec when people have Sudden death *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.12 %
  • 10+ years: 6.06 %

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

  • female: 51.25 %
  • male: 48.75 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.33 %
  • 2-9: 0.49 %
  • 10-19: 0.9 %
  • 20-29: 1.31 %
  • 30-39: 3.03 %
  • 40-49: 8.18 %
  • 50-59: 17.09 %
  • 60+: 68.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 198 people, 12.07%
  2. Pain: 132 people, 8.05%
  3. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 93 people, 5.67%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 83 people, 5.06%
  5. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 66 people, 4.02%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix: 377 people, 22.99%
  2. Aspirin: 231 people, 14.09%
  3. Zometa: 221 people, 13.48%
  4. Coumadin: 208 people, 12.68%
  5. Prednisone: 207 people, 12.62%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Pain: 315 people, 19.21%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 261 people, 15.91%
  3. Breathing Difficulty: 202 people, 12.32%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 190 people, 11.59%
  5. Anaemia (lack of blood): 187 people, 11.40%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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