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Review: Nexium and Imodium

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 (latest outcomes from 73,110 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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

On Oct, 30, 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 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 3 people)
Imodium is effective50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

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 :

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

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

DehydrationRenal Failure Acute

Drug effectiveness by age :

Nexium is effectiven/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(2 of 16 people)
Imodium is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(3 of 16 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

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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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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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