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Review: could Nexium cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 71,021 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,446 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Nexium

Nexium (latest outcomes from 72,967 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 537,529 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 71,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 1,446 people (2.04%) have Itching. They amount to 0.27% of all the 537,391 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Nexium reports

Time on Nexium when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching55.46%26.89%4.20%5.04%6.72%1.68%0.00%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Nexium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.08%0.00%0.95%1.66%7.27%15.97%23.56%50.51%

Severity of Itching when taking Nexium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching16.67%58.33%16.67%8.33%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (178 people, 12.31%)
  2. Hypertension (145 people, 10.03%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 6.57%)
  4. Asthma (78 people, 5.39%)
  5. Pain (72 people, 4.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (323 people, 22.34%)
  2. Niaspan (170 people, 11.76%)
  3. Lipitor (147 people, 10.17%)
  4. Lisinopril (133 people, 9.20%)
  5. Ambien (128 people, 8.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) is often used for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Find out below the conditions Nexium is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • 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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