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 71,227 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 73,185 Nexium users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 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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- A study of side effects of LARIAM for a 68-year old woman with Malaria. The patient has Asthenia (weakness), Scar Revision (when the skin is injured from a cut or tears the body heals by forming scar tissue), Loss Of Hair
- A study of side effects of Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 46-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Unisom for a 51-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Aging Changes In The Face, Menstruation Irregular, Hair Loss, Presbyopia (condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close)
- A study of drug interactions between Nexium, Exforge Hct for a 49-year old man with GERD, Hbp. The patient has Gerd, Hbp
- A study of side effects of Topiramate for a 43-year old woman with Migraine With Aura. The patient has Dizziness, Burning Sensation, Feeling Cold, Dry Mouth, Hyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal), Hair Texture Abnormal, Hair Loss
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