Could Nexium cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 111,984 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA. Among them, 2,515 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 Nexium 118,640 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

111,984 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 2,515 people (2.25%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nexium cause Constipation?

Time on Nexium when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 22.01 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.98 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.55 %
  • 10+ years: 7.55 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Nexium *:

  • female: 70.22 %
  • male: 29.78 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Nexium *:

  • 0-1: 0.2 %
  • 2-9: 0.29 %
  • 10-19: 0.78 %
  • 20-29: 3.37 %
  • 30-39: 5.32 %
  • 40-49: 13.85 %
  • 50-59: 24.24 %
  • 60+: 51.95 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 5 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 35 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (443 people, 17.61%)
  • Ambien (320 people, 12.72%)
  • Lipitor (306 people, 12.17%)
  • Xanax (305 people, 12.13%)
  • Aspirin (298 people, 11.85%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (228 people, 9.07%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (202 people, 8.03%)
  • Osteoporosis (185 people, 7.36%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (170 people, 6.76%)
  • Depression (161 people, 6.40%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (735 people, 29.22%)
  • Pain (708 people, 28.15%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (580 people, 23.06%)
  • Fatigue (578 people, 22.98%)
  • Diarrhea (578 people, 22.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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