Review: could Nexium cause Frequent Bowel Movements?


Frequent bowel movements is found among people who take Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 88,623 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,548 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.

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Nexium has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Nexium 88,997 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, constipation, abdominal pain, dehydration (latest reports from 159,869 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

88,623 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 4,548 people (5.13%) have Frequent Bowel Movements

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nexium cause Frequent bowel movements?

Time on Nexium when people have Frequent Bowel Movements *:

  • < 1 month: 34.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.21 %
  • 10+ years: 4.18 %

Gender of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Nexium *:

  • female: 70.95 %
  • male: 29.05 %

Age of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Nexium *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.29 %
  • 10-19: 1.41 %
  • 20-29: 3.33 %
  • 30-39: 5.02 %
  • 40-49: 13.14 %
  • 50-59: 24.9 %
  • 60+: 51.7 %

Severity if Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Nexium **:

  • least: 2.56 %
  • moderate: 51.28 %
  • severe: 43.59 %
  • most severe: 2.56 %

How people recovered from Frequent Bowel Movements **:

  • while on drug: 8.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 91.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (756 people)
  • Hypertension (350 people)
  • Pain (286 people)
  • Osteoporosis (232 people)
  • Depression (229 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (608 people)
  • Lipitor (433 people)
  • Prednisone (411 people)
  • Lasix (393 people)
  • Ambien (375 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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