Nexium is a PPI or proton pump inhibitor and is used to take care of heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux. Esomeprazole Magnesium (generic to Nexium) may be used when combined with two antibiotics. This covers the management of duodenal ulcers as well as Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) infections. Your doctor may determine what other conditions are treatable.
Follow your doctor's directions and consume the medication whole. Don't chew, crush or disintegrate the tablet or capsule. This medicine must be taken one hour prior to a meal; this is unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Take the medicine with antacids if your doctor has instructed you to do so. Use a sealed container to ensure safe storage away from any heat source, light or humidity. Permissible temperatures include anything between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Do not take two doses at the same time; take your missed dose as soon as you can; skip your missed dose if it is time for the next one.
Consult with personal doctor before beginning any course of over-the-counter or prescription medicines. No known facts surround its harmful effects in breast-milk; discuss with your doctor if you can nurse while on a course of Nexium.
Side effects that can happen on Nexium include but are not limited to those listed below. If any of these effects continue then it is best to consult with your physician regarding:
Consult with your doctor immediately if you experience atypical tiredness or an unrelentingly sore throat. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience:
It is highly unlikely that an allergic reaction may occur, but seek medical attention if anything such as a rash, itching, lightheadedness or labored breathing occurs. If you notice other effects not listed above contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Before using any medication, consult with your healthcare provider regarding use, benefits and drug interactions. Only you and your doctor can decide if NEXIUM is right for you.
With any medical condition, it is important that you tell your healthcare professional about all medicines. This includes medicines you take or plan to take and includes prescriptions, non prescriptions, vitamins, and herbal supplements.