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Nexium vs Omeprazole, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 69

This is personalized comparison of Nexium vs Omeprazole for a male aged 69. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Nexium (latest outcomes from 73,068 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,634 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

What is the symptom

Abdominal Pain (latest reports from 614,784 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, depression.

On Jun, 4, 2014: 14,842 male patients aged 65 who take the same drugs are studied in Nexium vs Omeprazole

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male65GERD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Nexium esomeprazole magnesiumAstrazeneca
Omeprazole omeprazoleDexcel Pharma

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 65 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Nexium (Astrazeneca)Omeprazole (Dexcel Pharma)
Abdominal Pain6.36%4.70%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Nexium (Astrazeneca)Omeprazole (Dexcel Pharma)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
PneumoniaAsthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Chest Pain
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Chest PainAnaemia (lack of blood)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Nexium (Astrazeneca)Omeprazole (Dexcel Pharma)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
Pyrexia (fever)Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
AnxietyFibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Herpes Simplex Antibody Positive
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Dizziness
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Erectile DysfunctionChest Pain
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Dizziness Aggravated
Nephritis Interstitial (a kidney condition characterized by swelling in between the kidney tubules)Hypocalcaemia (levels of calcium in blood serum are abnormally low)
DizzinessSwollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Nexium1.04%5.73%24.48%41.15%27.60%
Omeprazole1.97%11.57%20.74%48.25%17.47%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Omeprazole (omeprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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