Nexium

The below information on Nexium has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.


    Brand Name:Nexium
    Generic:Esomeprazole Magnesium
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2001-02-20 ,2006-10-20 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
This drug is available in the following forms:
Capsules, Delayed Release Pellets
Oral Suspesions, Deleayed Release
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021957lbl.pdf
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021153s027s028,021689s008s011lbl.pdf

About Nexium

Nexium is used for:

Treating heartburn or esophagitis (inflammation of the food pipe) due to acid reflux disease (GERD). It may be used to prevent stomach ulcers associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It may also be used with other medicines to prevent ulcers of the small intestines.

Nexium is an acid pump inhibitor (or proton pump inhibitor). It works by turning off some of the acid pumps in the stomach lining and reducing the amount of acid backing up into the esophagus (food pipe).

Side Effects of Nexium

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Chest pain;
  • constipation;
  • cough;
  • diarrhea;
  • dry mouth;
  • gas;
  • headache;
  • nausea;
  • stomach pain;
  • throat pain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
  • chest, throat, or severe stomach pain.

Who Should Not Take Nexium

Do NOT use Nexium if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Nexium or to similar medications

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Nexium

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Nexium . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole) or protease inhibitors (eg, indinavir) because the effectiveness may be decreased by Nexium
  • Cilostazol or digoxin, because the actions and side effects may be increased by Nexium
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Recent Forum Posts on Nexium

Nexium

I LIKE NEXIUM IT HAVE HELP ME ALOT I CAN GO ONE DAYWITH OUT TAKING IT IHAVE HEARTBURN IT IS GOOD TO HAVE SOMETHINK LIKE THIS TO HELP WITH MY HEARTBURN THINKYOU.


views on Nexium

With all the recent negative effects of Nexiumm with interfering with calcium absorption, it is a toss up to throw one away. Well osteoporisis is really scary and life threatening. I am chosing to cut back Nexium to three times a week and gradually wean myself off. Over the counter drugs can help too.
I am sure it works for most people and is a good remedy for serious esoophagus problems.
It is also expensive.


No Problems

I've been on Nexium (first 40mg and more recently dropped to 20mg) for about 18 months. I had heartburn fairly consistently; I lived with it till the gastroenterologist found ulcers in my esophagus and started the Nexium. Since starting the Nexium, I haven't experienced heartburn at all, virtually not one time, and I have no side effects that I'm aware of


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