Prilosec OTC Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Head Pain
  • Stomach Cramps

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Common Cold

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Backache
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Gas
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Broken Bone
  • A Fungal Infection In The Esophagus Due To Candida
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Sudden Vision Loss Due To Loss Of The Blood Supply To The Front Of The Optic Nerve
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Kidney Inflammation Called Interstitial Nephritis
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Inflammation Of The Stomach
  • Anemia
  • Bloody Urine
  • Bronchospasm
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • High Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Pancreatitis
  • Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, An Autoimmune Disease
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Condition Where There Is Excess Sugar In The Urine
  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Sleep Disorder
  • A Sore Throat
  • An Abnormal Stool Color
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cramps
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Double Vision
  • Dry Eye
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Eye Irritation
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Hair Loss
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inadequate Vitamin B12
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Irritable Colon
  • Joint Pain
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Low Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Non-Cancerous Tiny Growths In The Stomach
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Pain
  • Pain In The Testicles
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On Skin
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Taste Impairment
  • Urinary Tract Infection

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