Nexium (esomeprazole) belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Nexium decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. 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). 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).
How to consume
Nexium is supplied in delayed-release capsules and in packets for a delayed-release oral suspension. Each delayed-release capsule contains 20 mg, or 40 mg of esomeprazole in the form of enteric-coated granules with the following inactive ingredients: glyceryl monostearate 40-55, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer type C, polysorbate 80, sugar spheres, talc, and triethyl citrate.Take Nexium exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Nexium is usually given for 4 to 8 weeks only. Your doctor may recommend a second course of treatment if you need additional healing time. Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Nexium should be taken at least one hour before a meal. You may open the delayed-release capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding or applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow this mixture right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.
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.
Once you buy Nexium, take it as per the schedule and do not miss any dose. If you miss your dose, take it as soon as you remember, or if it is too late and it's almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your routine dose at the next scheduled time. In the condition of consuming over dose, call your doctor and seek medical help.
Encounter with other drugs
Nexium should not be taken together with atazanavir (Reyataz) or nelfinavir (Viracept). Tell your doctor if you are taking either of these medications to treat HIV or AIDS. Also let your doctor know, if you use any of these medications: Ketoconazole (Nizoral); Saquinavir (Invirase); or A blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); A diuretic (water pill); Cilostazol (Pletal); Clopidogrel (Plavix); Digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);Diazepam (Valium); Iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others). This list may be incomplete, and Nexium may encounter with other drugs too, and it can prove to be fatal to your health, always let your doctor know about the other prescription you use, or you are about to start.
While using Nexium,you may experience some common side effects like: Severe stomach pain; Coffee-ground vomit; Headache; Constipation; Throat pain; Chest pain; Cough, or diarrhoea; An allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. The list of these side effects can be incomplete, and while using this medication, you can experience any other side effects too, to avoid such a scenario, always follow your doctor’s direction.
Store it well
After you buy Nexium online, keep the medication at room temperature, keep away from heat, light, and moisture, it is suggested to keep it in a tight container, keep out of reach of the children.
Disclaimer: the above information provided is for your own reference. If you need to start the medicine under any circumstance(s) please consult your health care facilitator for a detailed plan to follow up.