Nexium (Esomeprazole Magnesium)Brand Names: Nexium, Esomeprazole Strontium
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Nexium is classified as a proton pump inhibitor that reduces acid amounts in the stomach. The medication is commonly used to eliminate the symptoms of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophagitis. Additionally, the treatment can be given to patients to prevent gastric ulcer triggered by helicobacter pylori infection or NSAIDs use. Nexium can be used off-label for other purposes, though it does not improve sudden heartburn symptoms.
Consult your healthcare specialist before Nexium treatment course. The medication can activate both positive and negative effects, depending on the use. Following the doctor’s prescription you will be sure none of the adverse reactions will bother you.
Do not start the treatment course in case you are allergic to the active ingredient of the treatment (Esomeprazole) or similar pharmaceuticals. Besides, warn your doctor about other health disorders you have to adjust a correct dose, sufficient for the desirable effect, though little for drug overuse. Payexceptionalattention to the following conditions:
Pregnancy and lactation are contraindicated for the drug use, since Nexium can harm a nursing and unborn child.
Provide the physician with a complete list of the pharmaceutical products you take to avoid undesirable combinations with Nexium. Thedrug is reported to interact with:
It is essential to use Nexium following the doctor’s prescription and recommendations. The drugs should never be administered in higher or lower doses, longer or more frequently than necessary. The average Nexium course lasts for 4-8 weeks. A doctor may prescribe a repeated course if the effect was not sufficient.
Stick to Nexium intake schedule. Use the medication daily, with a full glass of water. It is important to administer the pill minimum an hour before the meal. Keep taking the drug for the full treatment course, even if your symptoms have disappeared.
Never increase or double Nexium dose. Otherwise, you risk getting serious abnormalities from the medication misuse. The common Nexium side effects that will soon disappear include diarrhea, headache, dry mouth, mild nausea and others. Call your healthcare provider if these issues aggravate and start bothering you. SevereNexiumcomplicationsinclude: