Nexium and Itching - from FDA reports


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 114,868 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA. Among them, 2,352 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Nexium

Nexium has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Nexium 118,702 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,366 Itching patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

114,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 2,352 people (2.05%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nexium cause Itching?

Time on Nexium when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 59.15 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.93 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.23 %
  • 10+ years: 0.7 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Nexium *:

  • female: 71.05 %
  • male: 28.95 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Nexium *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 1.02 %
  • 20-29: 1.66 %
  • 30-39: 6.33 %
  • 40-49: 14.64 %
  • 50-59: 23.7 %
  • 60+: 52.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (361 people, 15.35%)
  • High Blood Pressure (253 people, 10.76%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (239 people, 10.16%)
  • Pain (141 people, 5.99%)
  • Asthma (118 people, 5.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (302 people, 12.84%)
  • Synthroid (203 people, 8.63%)
  • Lipitor (198 people, 8.42%)
  • Niaspan (182 people, 7.74%)
  • Ambien (165 people, 7.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (840 people, 35.71%)
  • Fatigue (327 people, 13.90%)
  • Nausea (325 people, 13.82%)
  • Pain (296 people, 12.59%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (271 people, 11.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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