Review: could Nexium cause Polymyalgia Rheumatica?


Polymyalgia rheumatica is found among people who take Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Vioxx, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 88,623 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 51 have Polymyalgia rheumatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Polymyalgia rheumatica and more.

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Nexium has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Nexium 92,263 users)

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (pain in many muscles) has been reported by people with muscle aches, pain, breathing difficulty, weakness, joint pain (latest reports from 2,506 Polymyalgia rheumatica patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

88,623 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 51 people (0.06%) 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: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

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

  • female: 73.47 %
  • male: 26.53 %

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: 2.17 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 6.52 %
  • 60+: 91.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (13 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (11 people)
  • Toothache (10 people)
  • Depression (6 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (13 people)
  • Xanax (12 people)
  • Alprazolam (11 people)
  • Mucinex (10 people)
  • Mirtazapine (10 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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