Nexium (Esomeprazole) ®
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Nexium Generic Name: ESOMEPRAZOLE (ess-oh-MEP-ra-zole)
Nexium Manufacturer: ASTRA ZENECA
Common Uses of Nexium:
Nexium (Esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to treat heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux. Nexium may be used in combination with two antibiotics to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and duodenal ulcers. Nexium may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using Nexium provided by your doctor. SWALLOW WHOLE. DO NOT chew, or crush the capsule. Take this medicine at least 1 hour before a meal, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING NEXIUM CAPSULES, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on 1 tablespoon of applesauce. Mix Nexium (Esomeprazole) with the applesauce and swallow immediately. The applesauce should not be hot and should be soft
enough to swallow without chewing. Discard any uneaten applesauce/medicine mixture. Nexium may be taken with antacids if your doctor has instructed you to take antacids. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat, light, and moisture. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Nexium (Esomeprazole), take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for
your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Packaging & Pricing:
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF Nexium (Esomeprazole) IS EXCRETED in breast-milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using Nexium (Esomeprazole), check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to
Nexium Side Effects:
Nexium (Esomeprazole) SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include headache, constipation, cough, or diarrhea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience throat pain, chest pain, severe stomach pain, or coffee-ground vomit. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching,
swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist
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