11 Apr 2010
Although uncommon omeprazole can cause liver damage.
A 62-year-old man with erosive esophagitis developed signs and symptoms of hepatic disease 17 days after the start of therapy with omeprazole 20 mg per day. Five days after presentation, the patient died from complications associated with fulminant hepatic failure. Autopsy findings included massive central zone necrosis and hemorrhage with proliferation of bile ducts.
Hepatic side effects have included elevations in serum transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, and rare cases of hepatitis and hepatic encephalopathy. Fatal fulminant hepatic failure attributed to omeprazole has also been reported.
- Omeprazole Information for Consumers
- Omeprazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Omeprazole (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I have high cholesterol and my doctor wanted to start me on statin drugs?But I've heard from a health service provider who recommended us to try ...
1 answer • 13 Dec 2010
I used to drink alot of booze and pop hydros at the same time (would drink like 12-20 beers and pop around 15-20 hydrocodones sometimes. I hear this ...
2 answers • 21 Aug 2011
Whats the time frame for taking this medication before it could start to cause damage to the liver? And how whould one know if any liver damage has ...
1 answer • 13 Oct 2012
Didn't mean it w damaged. If there would be any damage. Time heals everything!
2 answers • 5 May 2013
I'm a young adult taking 90mg of Cymbalta for social anxiety. I don't drink and have no known liver issues. Will Cymbalta still damage my ...
2 answers • 17 Feb 2014