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Review: could Nexium cause Loose stools?

Summary: Loose stools could be caused by Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Vioxx, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 71,021 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools and more.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 71,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 35 people (0.05%) have Loose Stools. They amount to 0.38% of all the 9,190 people who have Loose Stools on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loose stools in Nexium reports

Time on Nexium when people have Loose stools * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose stools0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Loose stools when taking Nexium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose stools0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.70%18.52%22.22%55.56%

Severity of Loose stools when taking Nexium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose stools0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loose stools ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loose stools0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (4 people, 11.43%)
  2. Arthritis (3 people, 8.57%)
  3. Nasal congestion (2 people, 5.71%)
  4. Osteopenia (2 people, 5.71%)
  5. Hypertension (2 people, 5.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (9 people, 25.71%)
  2. Aspirin (9 people, 25.71%)
  3. Forteo (5 people, 14.29%)
  4. Paxil (5 people, 14.29%)
  5. Celebrex (5 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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