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Review: could Nexium cause Constipation?

We study 71,120 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,711 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Nexium

Nexium (latest outcomes from 73,068 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 509,277 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 71,109 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 1,715 people (2.41%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.34% of all the 510,368 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

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
Constipation20.22%19.10%2.25%24.72%21.35%6.74%5.62%

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%5.97%14.68%23.95%50.64%

Severity of Constipation when taking Nexium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation5.88%41.18%41.18%11.76%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (278 people, 16.21%)
  2. Pain (226 people, 13.18%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (138 people, 8.05%)
  4. Osteoporosis (138 people, 8.05%)
  5. Hypertension (123 people, 7.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (392 people, 22.86%)
  2. Aspirin (356 people, 20.76%)
  3. Ambien (292 people, 17.03%)
  4. Lipitor (252 people, 14.69%)
  5. Xanax (246 people, 14.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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