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What is Nexium?
Nexium is a brand-name medication that is available as prescription medicine.
Nexium contains the active ingredient esomeprazole, which belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors which works by blocking the final step in acid production, resulting in reduced gastric acidity.
Due to its mechanism of action, Esomeprazole is used to treat or prevent different conditions involving excessive stomach acid, such as the following:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition manifested by heartburn, regurgitation, reflux, coughing, hoarseness, chest pain, and difficulty swallowing. Nexium is used to treat damage from this condition in adults and pediatric patients aged 1 year and older. It is also used to let the esophagus heal and prevent further damage in adults with GERD.
Nexium comes in different forms and strengths, such as
- Nexium 20 mg and 40 mg delayed-release tablet
- Packets for oral suspension: 10 mg
Take Nexium by mouth at least an hour before consuming your meal.
Swallow the capsules whole and do not chew or crush a delayed-release tablet.
Do not take Nexium if you are allergic to it or to any of its active and inactive ingredients and to similar medicines such as omeprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, and pantoprazole.
Do not use Nexium if you have kidney or breathing problems.
Nexium can cause kidney damage which can happen at any time while using it. You should inform your doctor immediately if you experience changes in your frequency of urination or amount of urine, unusual tiredness or weakness, having blood in your urine, nausea, fever, confusion, swelling of your body, feet, or ankles, and unusual weight gain.
Taking Nexium for a long or on a high dose may increase your risk of having bone fractures. Talk with your healthcare provider about how to make your bones stay healthy.
Diarrhea may also occur when using esomeprazole, and in some cases, it can be serious. Inform your doctor immediately if you have watery diarrhea, blood in your stool, fever, or persistent stomach pain.
Before you take Nexium:
- Tell your doctor if you have had severe liver disease or lupus.
- Low levels of magnesium in the blood.
- Low bone mineral density (osteopenia) or osteoporosis.
Nexium side effects
Like most medications, Nexium may cause unwanted side effects.
Here are the common side effects:
- Diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, constipation
- Dry mouth
- Sleepiness, mainly in children
- Regurgitation, mainly in babies
- Rapid breathing, mainly in babies
If any of the symptoms listed above persist or get worse or bothersome, contact your healthcare provider.
Here are the serious side effects of using Nexium:
- Clostridium difficile is shown by severe stomach pain, watery or bloody diarrhea, headache, fever, nausea, and loss of appetite.
- Kidney problems include acute interstitial nephritis (see cautions for its symptoms).
- Low magnesium levels are shown by dizziness, rapid or irregular heart rate, tremors, jerking muscle movements, muscle cramps, hand and feet muscle spasms, cough or choking feeling, and convulsions.
- Worsening or new symptoms of lupus (see cautions for its symptoms).
- Allergic reactions are shown by rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
If any of the conditions and symptoms listed above occur, call your healthcare provider at once or seek immediate medical help.
Nexium vs Prilosec (Omeprazole)
Nexium and Prilosec belong to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). They have some similarities such as their mechanism of action which is to block the actions of an enzyme responsible for acid production in the stomach. They are also available as over-the-counter medicines, no prescription is needed.
These medications also treat GERD symptoms, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, esophagitis (inflammation or erosion of the esophagus), and gastric ulcers (stomach and duodenal) that are either caused by H. pylori or NSAID usage. Moreover, they both cause osteoporosis-related fractures of the spine, hip, or wrist, pneumonia, low vitamin B-12 and magnesium levels, and diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficulty.
How much does Nexium cost in Canada?
Nexium is an affordable medication for the treatment of GERD. This is available in the following dosages, 20 mg, and 40 mg and your doctor can let you know which is best for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Should I take Nexium (esomeprazole) after eating?
Esomeprazole can be taken on an empty stomach or with food.
Who should not use Nexium?
The use of Esomeprazole is not recommended for patients younger than 1-year-old. Also, if you are allergic to esomeprazole or any of its ingredients.
You should also not take this if you are taking rilpivirine.
How long does Nexium take to work?
It normally takes 2 to 3 days to begin feeling better after taking esomeprazole. The treatment may take up to four weeks to work fully.
Does Nexium raise blood pressure?
You may experience a rise in tacrolimus levels in your body after taking esomeprazole magnesium. There is a possibility that high blood pressure will result from this.
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