Review: could Nexium cause Ulcer?


Summary

Ulcer is found among people who take Nexium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prilosec, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 109,161 people who have side effects while taking Nexium from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,434 have Ulcer. Find out below who they are, when they have Ulcer and more.

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Nexium

Nexium has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Nexium 115,436 users)

Ulcer

Ulcer has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, gastric ulcer, diarrhea (latest reports from 42,761 Ulcer patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

109,161 people reported to have side effects when taking Nexium.
Among them, 1,434 people (1.31%) have Ulcer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nexium cause Ulcer?

Time on Nexium when people have Ulcer *:

  • < 1 month: 18.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.58 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.42 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.58 %
  • 10+ years: 8.42 %

Gender of people who have Ulcer when taking Nexium *:

  • female: 68.34 %
  • male: 31.66 %

Age of people who have Ulcer when taking Nexium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 0.54 %
  • 20-29: 2.68 %
  • 30-39: 4.19 %
  • 40-49: 13.29 %
  • 50-59: 28.46 %
  • 60+: 50.58 %

Severity if Ulcer when taking Nexium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Ulcer **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (229 people, 15.97%)
  • Hypertension (91 people, 6.35%)
  • Ulcer (77 people, 5.37%)
  • Pain (72 people, 5.02%)
  • Anxiety (72 people, 5.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (189 people, 13.18%)
  • Aspirin (149 people, 10.39%)
  • Protonix (118 people, 8.23%)
  • Ambien (117 people, 8.16%)
  • Xanax (113 people, 7.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (361 people, 25.17%)
  • Drug Dose Omission (281 people, 19.60%)
  • Pain (267 people, 18.62%)
  • Nausea (250 people, 17.43%)
  • Vomiting (243 people, 16.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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