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Review: could Nexium cause Polymyalgia rheumatica?

We study 71,102 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Polymyalgia rheumatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Polymyalgia rheumatica and more.

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Nexium

Nexium (latest outcomes from 73,049 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (pain in many muscles) (latest reports from 9,393 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteopenia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 71,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium. Among them, 38 people (0.05%) have Polymyalgia Rheumatica. They amount to 0.40% of all the 9,392 people who have Polymyalgia Rheumatica on eHealthMe.

Trend of Polymyalgia rheumatica in Nexium reports

Time on Nexium when people have Polymyalgia rheumatica * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Polymyalgia rheumatica0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Polymyalgia rheumatica0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.26%94.74%

Severity of Polymyalgia rheumatica when taking Nexium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Polymyalgia rheumatica ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Muscle spasms (10 people, 26.32%)
  2. Toothache (9 people, 23.68%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (8 people, 21.05%)
  4. Depression (4 people, 10.53%)
  5. Bone neoplasm malignant (3 people, 7.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (12 people, 31.58%)
  2. Xanax (11 people, 28.95%)
  3. Eligard (9 people, 23.68%)
  4. Miralax (9 people, 23.68%)
  5. Tobramycin (9 people, 23.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • He has severe hiccups with vomiting that will last for weeks at a time & tend to come in cycles lasting 10-12 days continuous & cycle every 2-3 weeks........ He is unable to speak once it starts and even has severe breathing attacks during hiccups. He has been to the ER multiple times, to no avail. He has had CT's, c-scopes & e-scopes. He has excessive GI reflux & takes Nexium daiiy, with no relief. He has also taken muscle relaxers, tranquilizers, anti-nausea meds, etc....NONE of which resolve the issue.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I believe alot of my symptoms are related but after seeing 7 different specialists and them running many different tests I still don't have a diagnosis. Many of the tests are abnormal but nothing seems to fit completely together. My gastroenterologist is referring me to a surgeon for severe gastro reflux that can't be controlled with medication. I can't take the ferrous sulfate because of nausea.

    Reply

    rossta75 on Jul, 21, 2014:

    I'm not sure what state you live in but I have researched this same issue and THC the active ingredient in Marijuana and a few other active chemicals will calm the stomach and increase appetite. I'm not a user but I am considering it under medical advice.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have diverticulitis and gastritis,i take nexium and was taking dexilant. my stomache always feels bloated and i have a hard time at staying regular on bowel movements.I eat fiber wafers every morning,drink water all day. My upper stomache feels swelled right under my ribs and i itch on my ribs and in my armpits

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