Nexium (Esomeprazole Magnesium) 40mg
A proton pump inhibitor, Nexium is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as well as other excessive stomach acid conditions, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach and, used with helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) or with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Nexium can help prevent gastric ulcers caused by infection, as well as the healing damage to the oesophagus (erosive oesophagitis) caused by stomach acid.
Method of Use
It is recommended that Nexium is taken orally, with or without food, at approximately the same time every day. Always finish the prescribed course to ensure that stomach acid has reduced. If you miss a dose of Nexium, take a tablet as soon as you remember, unless this is close to your next scheduled dose. If it is, miss that dose and then return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Nexium is to be stored at room temperature, between 68°F and 77°F (20-25°C), in its original container, tightly closed and away from heat, light and moisture. Do not store Nexium in the bathroom. The product must be kept out of the reach of children and pets at all times. Any medication that is out of date should be disposed of safely (any pharmacist will be able to advise you on disposal instructions).
If you are allergic any Nexium ingredients or similar medications, such as omeprazole, or you are taking an HIV protease inhibitor, such as atazanavir, or are using Esomeprazole, consult your doctor at all times and advise him of these and any other medical conditions.
It is recommended that, whilst taking Nexium, because it may impair your reactions or cause drowsiness/dizziness, you do not drive a vehicle or do any activity that requires you to be vigilant. Do not drink alcohol whilst taking Nexium. Before ceasing the use of Tramadol, seek medical advice as stopping Tramadol suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, nausea, diarrhea, tremors, chills, hallucinations, sleeping and breathing problems.
If you are Asian, use Nexium with caution as there may be an increase in potential side effects. It is recommended that Nexium is not used for children. If you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or are breast feeding, consult your doctor prior to using Nexium to assess the potential risks and/or benefits.
Potential Side Effects
If you experience any of the following side effects, seek emergency medical treatment and notify your doctor as soon as possible. Possible side effects include:
- a bleeding ulcer;
- black, tarry stools or vomit (looks like coffee grounds);
- stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence;
- chest pain, irregular or fast heartbeat;
- dry mouth, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue;v
- nausea, fever, chills;
- swelling or redness around the injection site;
- allergic reactions, such as hives, rash or itching;
- breathing difficulties, tightness of the chest, hoarseness, throat pain, swallowing difficulties;
- red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin;
- unusual bruising or bleeding; and
- excessive tiredness.
Do not share Nexium with anyone else. It is recommended that you always complete a prescribed course. Do not use Nexium at a later date for a different medical reason, unless advised by your doctor.
Please note that the above list is not complete and other side effects may occur. Should any other side effects happen, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
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