FDA pregnancy category B. Nexium is not expected to harm an unborn baby. l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse while you are taking this medicine.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with esomeprazole. l your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without ling your doctor.
Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the condition is fully treated.
cough or choking feeling; or seizure (convulsions).
Nexium is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.
Taking a proton pump inhibitor such as Nexium may increase your risk of bone fracture in the hip, wrist, or spine. This effect has occurred mostly in people who have taken the medication long term or at high doses, and in those who are age 50 and older. It is not clear whether Nexium is the actual cause of an increased risk of fracture. Before you take this medication, l your doctor if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone mineral density).
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Do not crush, chew, break, or open a delayed-release capsule. Swallow it whole.
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This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail).
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fast or uneven heart rate; jerking muscle movements; jittery feeling;
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Barrett's Esophagus omeprazole, pantoprazole, Protonix, Prilosec, Dexilant, Prevacid, More.
Some conditions are treated with a combination of esomeprazole and antibiotics. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.
Nexium can be given through a nasogastric (NG) feeding tube. Open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a 60-milliliter syringe. Mix in 50 milliliters of water. Place the plunger into the syringe and shake the mixture well. Make sure there are no medicine granules stuck in the tip of the syringe. Attach the syringe to the NG tube and push the plunger down to empty the syringe into the tube. Then flush the tube with more water to wash the contents down.
l your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with Nexium, especially:
Take Nexium exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
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Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
severe liver disease; or.
This medicine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests, and you may need to stop using the medicine for a short time before a test. l any doctor who treats you that you are using Nexium.
Availability Rx Prescription only.
You should not take Nexium if you are allergic to esomeprazole or to any other benzimidazole medication such as albendazole or mebendazole.
Nexium should be taken at least one hour before a meal.
It is not known whether esomeprazole passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. l your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, nausea, dry mouth, sweating, flushing, shortness of breath, tremor, loss of coordination, or seizure (convulsions).
Heartburn is often confused with the first symptoms of a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, and a general ill feeling.
diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
Nexium is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Nexium is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).
This medication can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking Nexium and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor ls you to.
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nausea, stomach pain, gas, constipation; or dry mouth.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at.
Nexium may also be given to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), or by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Nexium is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.
Erosive Esophagitis omeprazole, pantoprazole, ranitidine, Protonix, Prilosec, famotidine, More.
GERD omeprazole, pantoprazole, ranitidine, Protonix, Prilosec, famotidine, More.
Countries with low rates of the ulcer-causing bacterium H. pylori tend to have high rates of obesity, a finding that researchers say they see as more than a.
This medicine is usually given for 4 to 8 weeks only. Your doctor may recommend a second course of treatment if you need additional healing time.
Doctors often recommend brand-name drugs for acid reflux and chronic constipation instead of cheaper store brands, costing patients more money, a new study.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection omeprazole, amoxicillin, pantoprazole, metronidazole, Protonix, Prilosec, More.
Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.
See also: Pregnancy and breastfeeding warnings (in more detail).
Many people with heartburn aren't taking their acid-reducing medicine at the right time, which makes the drugs less effective and wastes money, according to.
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muscle cramps, muscle weakness or limp feeling;
Stop using Nexium and call your doctor at once if you have: dizziness, confusion;
Nexium (esomeprazole) belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Esomeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Generic Name: esomeprazole (ee so MEP ra zol) Brand Names: Esomeprazole Strontium, NexIUM, Nexium 24HR.
Common Nexium side effects may include: headache, drowsiness; mild diarrhea;
CSA Schedule N Not a controlled drug.
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To make sure you can safely take Nexium, l your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
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To make swallowing easier, you may open the Nexium capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding or applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Nexium: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
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