Nexium and Bone loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Bone loss is found among people who take Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prilosec, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 114,868 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA. Among them, 224 have Bone loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone loss and more.

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Nexium

Nexium has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Nexium 118,702 users)

Bone Loss

Bone loss has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, gastrooesophageal reflux disease (latest reports from 3,394 Bone loss patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

114,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 224 people (0.2%) have Bone Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nexium cause Bone loss?

Time on Nexium when people have Bone Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0 %
  • 10+ years: 29.17 %

Gender of people who have Bone Loss when taking Nexium *:

  • female: 71.71 %
  • male: 28.29 %

Age of people who have Bone Loss when taking Nexium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.37 %
  • 20-29: 0.68 %
  • 30-39: 7.53 %
  • 40-49: 19.86 %
  • 50-59: 23.97 %
  • 60+: 46.58 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (88 people, 39.29%)
  • Osteoporosis (28 people, 12.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (28 people, 12.50%)
  • Indigestion (26 people, 11.61%)
  • Pain (24 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (66 people, 29.46%)
  • Zometa (60 people, 26.79%)
  • Ambien (52 people, 23.21%)
  • Gabapentin (51 people, 22.77%)
  • Pepcid (49 people, 21.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (102 people, 45.54%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (84 people, 37.50%)
  • Pain (77 people, 34.38%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (74 people, 33.04%)
  • Back Pain (74 people, 33.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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