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Review: Nexium and Imodium





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Nexium and Imodium together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Nexium and Imodium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 965 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Nexium has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Nexium 73,133 users)

Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Imodium 10,171 users)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 965 people who take Nexium, Imodium are studied

Nexium, Imodium outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium)
- Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Nexium is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/an/a
Imodium is effective50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
ThrombocytopeniaDeathGeneralised OedemaDeathHeadacheGallbladder DisorderIrritable Bowel Syndrome AggravatedDiarrhoea
Pleural EffusionNeutropeniaDeathAbdominal Pain UpperEmotional DistressAbdominal DiscomfortDehydration
DiarrhoeaMyocardial InfarctionVitreous HaemorrhageGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseCalcium DeficiencyAnal CandidiasisNausea
Complications Of Transplanted KidneyDiarrhoeaPneumothoraxVomitingUrinary Frequency AggravatedItchinessAnaemia
VomitingHypertensionRetinal Vascular ThrombosisProcedural PainVitamin D DeficiencyUrinary Frequency AggravatedVomiting
Anastomotic HaemorrhageGastrointestinal InfectionHypertensionNauseaSkin CancerNausea AggravatedPyrexia
Escherichia SepsisAgranulocytosisMyocardial InfarctionChest PainOsteoporosisExternal Ear PainAsthenia
Renal ImpairmentThrombocytopeniaBlindnessCholecystitis ChronicOsteopeniaBlepharitisFatigue
Cardiac Failure CongestiveMulti-organ FailureHepatic Neoplasm MalignantBiliary ColicDepressionSensitivity Of TeethRenal Failure
Renal Tubular NecrosisAcidosisVisual Acuity ReducedFatiguePainHalitosisPneumonia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Nexium is effective50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
Imodium is effective75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoea
DehydrationRenal Failure Acute
NauseaDehydration
AnaemiaNausea
PainAnaemia
FallVomiting
PyrexiaAsthenia
DyspnoeaFatigue
VomitingPyrexia
AnxietyPneumonia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nexium is effectiven/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a12.50%
(2 of 16 people)
n/a
Imodium is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a18.75%
(3 of 16 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
HypomagnesaemiaMydriasisFebrile NeutropeniaRenal FailureDyspnoeaDehydrationDiarrhoeaDiarrhoea
HypertensionAspergillosisLactic AcidosisElectrolyte ImbalanceDiarrhoeaGastrointestinal HaemorrhageAsthenia
NauseaAplastic AnaemiaKlebsiella BacteraemiaHypotensionAbdominal PainRenal Failure AcuteDehydration
TachycardiaVomitingSeptic ShockCellulitisDyspnoeaNauseaNausea
TremorImmunosuppressionHepatic FailureConvulsionRenal Failure AcutePneumoniaVomiting
HallucinationPancytopeniaClostridium Difficile ColitisPneumoniaColitisVomitingFall
ConvulsionBiliary DyskinesiaMental Status ChangesSleep Apnoea SyndromeHypokalaemiaThrombocytopeniaFatigue
Accidental Drug Intake By ChildGallbladder DisorderBacterial InfectionGraft ThrombosisAnaemiaDehydrationAnaemia
AgitationCholecystitis ChronicMulti-organ FailureHip FractureHypotensionPyrexiaRenal Failure
AtaxiaProtein Total AbnormalAbdominal Compartment SyndromeNephrogenic Systemic FibrosisNauseaAnaemiaHypertension

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can unexplained hypertension be cause by a partial thyroidectomy?
    Doc is trying to figure out why the BP suddenly spiked. I started an exercise regimen after a stress test. I had to be on Metoprolol just to pass the test. Results were no heart-related issues. Lost 6lbs. since starting exercise and don't know if this is Thyroidal or not. No discussion with the doc yet of whether this is related to the thyroidectomy of the past.
  • Does anybody have morning oral bleeds while on forteo?
    I have morning bleeds which are intermittent. I have been on Nexium for heartburn and after I started forteo the bleeds got very heavy and the time between bleeds shorter.Can somebody shed some light on this? I had endoscopy and bronchoscopy with no lead to where it is coming from I am stopping forteo from today to wait and watch.
  • Could inhaled steroids and predisone over 20 years attribute to necrosis of the femoral head?
    Hi, I am a 44 year old South African white male. I have been on inhaled steroids since the early 1990's, after being diagnosed as a chronic allergic asthmatic and sinus sufferer. I have been on Medrol 16mg on and off since diagnosis, and The asthma is now well controlled. I had cateract surgery in 2012 and had a hip scope in May 2014 for Femoral Acetabular Impingement. The recovery time was pleasant. However about a month ago the pain in the same left hip became worse and X Rays taken yesterday reveal avascular necrosis of the same left femoral head.
  • How much is good dose for infants with refux
    My 4 month old infant has had problems with formula and eventually diagnosed with Reflux. took the 10 m mixed with one once of water for a month and half, saw some relief, but and he is now having the reflux again. It mostly prevents him to enjoy awake time and disturbs his sleep. he still eats and is getting nutrients.
    We called the doctors nurse and she told us that the doc said to double the dose. has anyone else been told to double though dose and did it work? Is it safe? I am thinking about a second opinion....
  • I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing worked. the actual problem in my lumber spine is not serious enough to have surgery at this time.
    My question is if I need major surgery and need to take an opiate pain med would I have to get off the 1 1/2 mg of suboxone so I don't to go into withdrawal (as a doc once told me)? I'm 72 & the possibility of needing surgery is high, especially since I've had breast, colon & skin cancer. thank you

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) is often used to treat diarrhea. 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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