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Nexium

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Satisfaction
7.4
7.2  Effectiveness
2.6  Side Effects
6.2  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Nexium side effects and 3 Nexium benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is esomeprazole and brand name is Nexium.

The active ingredients of this medication are esomeprazole sodium, esomeprazole magnesium and Wellbutrin Bupropion.

Nexium is manufactured by AstraZeneca.

Mainly used for the treatment of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid.
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Effectiveness of Nexium by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Nexium, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 1.2% 8.1% 61.6% 22.1% 7%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 2.5% 96.2% 0% 1.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 1.2% 96.2% 1.2% 1.2%
Breathing 3.6% 3.6% 81.9% 7.2% 3.6%
Confidence 0% 1.2% 92.6% 6.2% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 96.2% 3.8% 0%
Digestion 2.2% 7.7% 46.2% 23.1% 20.9%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 77.1% 19.3% 3.6%
Energy 1.2% 4.8% 83.1% 8.4% 2.4%
Eyesight 0% 3.8% 94.9% 0% 1.3%
Memory 0% 1.3% 96.2% 2.5% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 97.5% 2.5% 0%
Pain 1.3% 7.6% 70.9% 15.2% 5.1%
Patience 1.2% 2.5% 92.5% 3.8% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 1.3% 94.9% 3.8% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 6.2% 91.2% 1.2% 1.2%
Sleep 2.4% 2.4% 79.8% 8.3% 7.1%
Stress Level 1.2% 3.8% 87.5% 5% 2.5%
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Commonly Reported Nexium Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 96.1% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 0%
Anxiety 75% 12.5% 0% 0% 12.5%
Blurred Vision 93.8% 0% 0% 6.2% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 87.5% 0% 0% 6.2% 6.2%
Cold Symptoms 75% 12.5% 0% 6.2% 6.2%
Confusion 93.8% 6.2% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 84.8% 9.1% 4.5% 1.5% 0%
Depression 68.8% 18.8% 0% 6.2% 6.2%
Diarrhea 76.5% 6.2% 11.1% 2.5% 3.7%
Dizziness 92.4% 3.8% 1.3% 2.5% 0%
Drowsiness 84.6% 11.5% 0% 3.8% 0%
Fatigue 76.9% 19.2% 0% 3.8% 0%
Fever 93.8% 6.2% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 50% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Headache 76.8% 11% 8.5% 3.7% 0%
Indigestion 79.3% 9.8% 7.3% 3.7% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 87.5% 6.2% 0% 6.2% 0%
Mood Swings 81.2% 0% 18.8% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 93.8% 0% 0% 0% 6.2%
Nausea 84.6% 9% 3.8% 2.6% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 81.2% 12.5% 0% 6.2% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 75% 6.2% 12.5% 0% 6.2%
White/Pale Bowel Movements 95.6% 2.9% 1.5% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Nexium Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Bleeding 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Bloating 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Blurred Vision 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 92.6% 4.4% 1.5% 1.5% 0%
Chest Tightness 88.2% 4.4% 5.9% 0% 1.5%
Difficulty Swallowing 92.6% 0% 3.7% 3.7% 0%
Dry Mouth 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 83.9% 10.7% 0% 5.4% 0%
Fever 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 93.1% 3.4% 3.4% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 98.6% 0% 1.4% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 94.9% 2.6% 0% 2.6% 0%
Sore Throat 80.3% 11.3% 5.6% 2.8% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 94.4% 4.2% 0% 1.4% 0%
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Episodes since taking Nexium
Since taking Nexium Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 3.8%
Hospitalization 9.4%
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User Comments about Nexium
22 Feb 2013 So I was told to take Nexium from my Primary Care DR for GERD. Drank the Barium swallow test and nothing was found to be a big deal. No ulcers nor a hiatal hyneria . Nexium made my stomach so nauseated and I felt so bloated to the point where I couldn't nor desired to eat a thing! I felt worse, no heartburn or reflux so that was great but just felt horrible!!!! Called my pharmacist and she was great and said other drugs in same category make you feel the same so I decided on taking Zantac tonight instead. Zantac is different some how. I feel 100 % better so far. Bloating gone, upset stomach gone, pain in stomach gone! Maybe I was taking the wrong medicine for my situation, I don't know but I felt lack crap taking Nexium. I'm certainly not a Dr. and every situation is different but this is my experience and opinion.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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06 Nov 2013 What works for one person may or may not work for another person. I took Nexium (a $250 prescription!) and it worked exactly the same as the Omeprazole that I take now ($30!!!). No difference. The key, for me, is to take it EVERY night. Yes, I also try to eschew things that cause my acid to gurgle up, like acidic foods, coffee, alcohol, too much food too late at night, etc. And to get more exercise and de-stress… but that’s MY bag, and CLamb’s situation is CLamb’s business. Some reviews:http://boingboing.net/
   —Posted by KLO
06 Jan 2012 Helped lessen stomach acid, but did not work as well as other medicines. It is less expensive than other and acid reflux medications.
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06 Jan 2012 Taken in the morning
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29 Aug 2011 The purpler pill really works.
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10 Aug 2011 I'm not really sure how well nexium is working for me since i still experience bad reflux.
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