Review: could Nexium cause Frequent bowel movements (Diarrhea)?
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 71,227 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,683 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 gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 73,182 Nexium users)
Frequent bowel movements
Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,330 Frequent bowel movements patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 71,205 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 3,683 people (5.17%) have Frequent Bowel Movements.
Time on Nexium when people have Frequent bowel movements * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Frequent bowel movements||38.14%||18.56%||5.67%||15.46%||13.40%||5.67%||3.09% |
Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Nexium * :
|Frequent bowel movements||0.17%||0.20%||1.28%||3.07%||5.12%||12.89%||24.24%||53.03% |
Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Nexium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Frequent bowel movements||2.86%||48.57%||45.71%||2.86% |
How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Frequent bowel movements||5.00%||0.00%||95.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (609 people, 16.54%)
- Hypertension (317 people, 8.61%)
- Pain (271 people, 7.36%)
- Osteoporosis (210 people, 5.70%)
- Depression (205 people, 5.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (783 people, 21.26%)
- Lasix (410 people, 11.13%)
- Lipitor (394 people, 10.70%)
- Ambien (369 people, 10.02%)
- Prednisone (363 people, 9.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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rossta75 on Jul, 21, 2014:
I'm not sure what state you live in but I have researched this same issue and THC the active ingredient in Marijuana and a few other active chemicals will calm the stomach and increase appetite. I'm not a user but I am considering it under medical advice.
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