Nexium and Frequent bowel movements - from FDA reports


Summary

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 114,868 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA. Among them, 6,304 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements 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 118,695 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,662 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

114,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 6,304 people (5.49%) 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: 41.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.04 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.21 %
  • 10+ years: 6.16 %

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

  • female: 70.72 %
  • male: 29.28 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 1.2 %
  • 20-29: 2.83 %
  • 30-39: 4.68 %
  • 40-49: 12.51 %
  • 50-59: 23.98 %
  • 60+: 54.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (1,193 people, 18.92%)
  • High Blood Pressure (539 people, 8.55%)
  • Pain (433 people, 6.87%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (413 people, 6.55%)
  • Depression (317 people, 5.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (636 people, 10.09%)
  • Lipitor (537 people, 8.52%)
  • Synthroid (506 people, 8.03%)
  • Lasix (492 people, 7.80%)
  • Prilosec (465 people, 7.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,960 people, 31.09%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (1,567 people, 24.86%)
  • Fatigue (1,062 people, 16.85%)
  • Abdominal Pain (979 people, 15.53%)
  • Weakness (955 people, 15.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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