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Review: could Nexium cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 71,205 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,717 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation 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 73,177 Nexium users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 71,205 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 1,717 people (2.41%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Nexium reports

Time on Nexium when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation19.78%20.88%2.20%24.18%20.88%6.59%5.49%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Nexium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.13%0.32%0.70%3.62%6.03%14.66%23.98%50.57%

Severity of Constipation when taking Nexium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation5.26%47.37%36.84%10.53%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%42.86%57.14%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (278 people, 16.19%)
  2. Pain (226 people, 13.16%)
  3. Osteoporosis (138 people, 8.04%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (138 people, 8.04%)
  5. Hypertension (123 people, 7.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (392 people, 22.83%)
  2. Aspirin (357 people, 20.79%)
  3. Ambien (292 people, 17.01%)
  4. Lipitor (252 people, 14.68%)
  5. Xanax (246 people, 14.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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