Review: could Nexium cause Bone Loss?


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 88,623 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 176 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 gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Nexium 88,997 users)

Bone Loss

Bone loss has been reported by people with xerosis, gingivitis (latest reports from 2,478 Bone loss patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

88,623 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 176 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: 3.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 42.31 %
  • 10+ years: 30.77 %

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

  • female: 69.33 %
  • male: 30.67 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.57 %
  • 20-29: 1.57 %
  • 30-39: 7.87 %
  • 40-49: 19.69 %
  • 50-59: 22.83 %
  • 60+: 46.46 %

Severity if Bone Loss when taking Nexium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Bone Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (73 people)
  • Osteoporosis (23 people)
  • Hypertension (23 people)
  • Dyspepsia (22 people)
  • Depression (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (55 people)
  • Zometa (53 people)
  • Gabapentin (50 people)
  • Pepcid (48 people)
  • Ambien (48 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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