Review: could Nexium cause Itching?
We study 71,102 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,448 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.
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Nexium (latest outcomes from 73,049 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Itching (latest reports from 545,045 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Jul, 19, 2014: 71,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 1,448 people (2.04%) have Itching. They amount to 0.27% of all the 544,158 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.
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, 12.29%)
- Hypertension (146 people, 10.08%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (95 people, 6.56%)
- Asthma (78 people, 5.39%)
- Pain (72 people, 4.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (323 people, 22.31%)
- Niaspan (170 people, 11.74%)
- Lipitor (147 people, 10.15%)
- Lisinopril (133 people, 9.19%)
- Ambien (128 people, 8.84%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 weeks ago):
Itching in extremeties with no rash apparent. Eyes watery and burning. Twitching is in left eyelid. Itching started 8 days ago. Lotion does not help much. Diphenhydramine does not help much.
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.
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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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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