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Low sodium(hyponatremia =medical term for it) is listed as a potential adverse effect for Nexxium. I've not noticed this as a common side effect though and your low salt(I'm presuming mainly low sodium , right??) might have more than this as a factor as a cause.
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Anthony Bray MD
Yes, exactly ...while the low sodium is a potential side effect, your doctor might still need to consider the possible contribution of other factors. For example the Nexxium might be stopped and some other medicine used such as Zantac(different class of medicine). Your sodium if low probably needs further follow up. You are right in that some of these side effects are rare and you may be the exception in regards ***** ***** things. This does not necessarily mean that you will be an exception in most however. It certainly is possible that the Nexxium may be connected to your low sodium numbers. Other medications and any other medical conditions that might be contributing to this still need to be considered. With what you have going on, I would probably take you off the Nexxium, review your other meds, last time your sodium was checked and what value was, change you to H-2 blocker(pepcid or Zantac or others) and follow up sodium in about 4 weeks (depending on how low it was).
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