Nexium and Polymyalgia rheumatica - from FDA reports


Summary

Polymyalgia rheumatica is found among people who take Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Vioxx, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 114,868 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA. Among them, 60 have Polymyalgia rheumatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Polymyalgia rheumatica 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)

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (pain in many muscles) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteopenia, polymyalgia rheumatica (latest reports from 3,211 Polymyalgia rheumatica patients).

On Feb, 03, 2017

114,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 60 people (0.05%) have Polymyalgia Rheumatica


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nexium cause Polymyalgia rheumatica?

Time on Nexium when people have Polymyalgia Rheumatica *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Polymyalgia Rheumatica when taking Nexium *:

  • female: 74.14 %
  • male: 25.86 %

Age of people who have Polymyalgia Rheumatica when taking Nexium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.92 %
  • 40-49: 1.92 %
  • 50-59: 5.77 %
  • 60+: 90.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (14 people, 23.33%)
  • Muscle Spasms (11 people, 18.33%)
  • Toothaches (10 people, 16.67%)
  • Osteoporosis (9 people, 15.00%)
  • Depression (7 people, 11.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (14 people, 23.33%)
  • Xanax (13 people, 21.67%)
  • Zoloft (12 people, 20.00%)
  • Zometa (11 people, 18.33%)
  • Miralax (11 people, 18.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (21 people, 35.00%)
  • Fall (20 people, 33.33%)
  • Weakness (19 people, 31.67%)
  • Joint Pain (16 people, 26.67%)
  • Cataract (16 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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