Review: could Nexium cause Itching?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 71,040 people who take Nexium. Among them, 1,470 have Itching. See who they are, when they have Itching and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Nexium (latest outcomes from 72,942 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric ulcer. Commonly reported side effects of Nexium include nausea, nausea aggravated, pain exacerbated, pain, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Itching (latest reports from 520,183 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 71,040 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 1,446 people (2.04%) have Itching.
Time on Nexium when people have Itching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Itching when taking Nexium * :
Severity of Itching when taking Nexium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (178 people, 12.31%)
- Hypertension (145 people, 10.03%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 6.57%)
- Asthma (78 people, 5.39%)
- Pain (72 people, 4.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (323 people, 22.34%)
- Niaspan (170 people, 11.76%)
- Lipitor (147 people, 10.17%)
- Lisinopril (133 people, 9.20%)
- Ambien (128 people, 8.85%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have been taking nexium without a problem for several years. Last month I bought a new package and started to itch right away. I am wondering if they have changed nexium since I am sensitive to colour and fillers.
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N. Chapman on Apr, 1, 2011:
I have been on Evista 2.5 yrs and in Oct. 2010 I broke out for the first time with hives. I was covered from head to toes with small to large welts that were raised and had fever. They lasted thru two rounds of steriods. Finally after 5 weeks they went away, only to come back 2 weeks later. Allergist does not know the source after blood tests and allergy tests. They have returned every two weeks now since Dec.2010. The also return with angiodema. Bruising also accompanies the hives. It becomes very painful to move areas around joints. A skin biopsy showed no autoimmune source. After some research starting to think Evista may be a link to these hives along with Fatty Liver disease.
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