Nexium and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss 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, 1,006 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss 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 118,702 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 20, 2017

114,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 1,006 people (0.88%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nexium cause Hair loss?

Time on Nexium when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.54 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.15 %
  • 10+ years: 13.46 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Nexium *:

  • female: 88.44 %
  • male: 11.56 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Nexium *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.9 %
  • 20-29: 1.93 %
  • 30-39: 6.82 %
  • 40-49: 13.9 %
  • 50-59: 24.32 %
  • 60+: 51.99 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (190 people, 18.89%)
  • High Blood Pressure (91 people, 9.05%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (75 people, 7.46%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (65 people, 6.46%)
  • Pain (65 people, 6.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (97 people, 9.64%)
  • Lipitor (93 people, 9.24%)
  • Synthroid (90 people, 8.95%)
  • Folic Acid (71 people, 7.06%)
  • Prilosec (68 people, 6.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (192 people, 19.09%)
  • Nausea (181 people, 17.99%)
  • Pain (179 people, 17.79%)
  • Joint Pain (158 people, 15.71%)
  • Diarrhea (150 people, 14.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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