|| Esomeprazole Magnesium
*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Nexium?
Nexium with the active ingredient esomeprazole magnesium is considered a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) type of medication. It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat stomach and esophagus problems such as gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It can also be used to decrease the chance for developing ulcers in patients with helicobacter pylori or are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID).
How is Nexium used?
Nexium should be taken 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken orally with plenty of water at least 1 hour before a meal. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their reaction to the medication. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not broken, crushed or chewed to prevent too much of the drug from being released at one time.
Patients using Nexium may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Abdominal pain
- Dry mouth
- Excessive gas
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Muscle cramps or weakness
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Nexium is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.