Review: could Nexium cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss 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 Aspirin, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.
We study 71,205 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 570 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Nexium has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 73,177 Nexium users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 71,205 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 570 people (0.80%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Nexium when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||18.60%||18.60%||0.00%||13.95%||23.26%||18.60%||6.98% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Nexium * :
|Hair loss||0.19%||0.00%||0.39%||1.56%||8.37%||14.98%||25.49%||49.03% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Nexium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||21.43%||57.14%||21.43%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||14.29%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (99 people, 17.37%)
- Hypertension (49 people, 8.60%)
- Depression (36 people, 6.32%)
- Osteoporosis (33 people, 5.79%)
- Pain (32 people, 5.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (101 people, 17.72%)
- Lipitor (66 people, 11.58%)
- Folic acid (47 people, 8.25%)
- Xanax (44 people, 7.72%)
- Synthroid (44 people, 7.72%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Felicity (2 years ago):
Hi I am 55 and been diagnosed with IBS and have been taking Nexium 20mg for over two years. I have definitely noticed that's hair is much thinner but put it down to the menopause. Nexium is very expensive in Singapore so I decided to try natural remedies. There was a specialist interviewed on tv in the States advocating carrot juice and licquorice. He said a glass of 100pc carrot juice preferably organic heals inflammation in the stomach lining and licquorice helps too. I tried both and they definitely work. The licquorice - not the candy - from the pharmacy or health store reduces bloating and wind. But something else that works really well for night time stomach pain is a glass of goats milk. A friend said his Dad swore by it so he went to a goat farm (not easy in Singapore) and bought me some. Disgusting! Raw untreated which he said was best - but boy does it work! Give it a try and keep Nexium for those one off God I wasn't expecting this tonight ( I only had a curry and three glasses of wine) episodes. It works, believe me. So no side effects and no hair loss. Try it for a month and see if it works for you. Do a combination of all three. Good luck!
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Can't live with it...can't live without it. Nexium made b12, magnesium, zinc, iron, etc. levels low. Experienced many significant symptoms (fatigue, babinski, hair loss, restless legs, etc). Started taking supplements of vitamins and minerals. What a positive difference they have made. Also Developed hearing loss and tinnitus which hasn't improved much since taking the supplements. Any one else in the same boat?
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