Drug Class: What is Nexium and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Nexium work?
Dosage: How should you take Nexium?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Nexium
Special information on Nexium
Nexium side effects
|Drug Class: What is Nexium and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Nexium 40 mg, Esomeprazole is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which block the production of acid, by the stomach. Other drugs in the same class include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex) and pantoprazole (Protonix). Chemically, Generic Nexium 40 mg (esomeprazole) is very similar to omeprazole. Proton pump inhibitors are used for the treatment
|Drug Mechanism: How does Nexium work?|
Generic Nexium 40 mg (Esomeprazole), like other proton-pump inhibitors, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal.
|Dosage: How should you take Nexium?|
| Take Generic Nexium dosage at least one hour before meals. Be careful to swallow
it whole. If you have trouble swallowing Generic Nexium capsules, you can open
the capsule and carefully pour the pellets onto one tablespoon of applesauce.
The applesauce should not be hot. Mix in the pellets, then swallow the applesauce
immediately, without chewing.
Generic Nexium dosage for adults
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
For relief of symptoms, the usual Generic
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Nexium|
If Generic Nexium 40 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could
be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with
your doctor before combining Generic Nexium 40 mg with the following:
|Special information on Nexium|
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the effects of Generic Nexium 40 mg
during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan
to become pregnant, check with your doctor.
|Nexium side effects|
Side effects of Generic Nexium 40 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change
in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Nexium 40 mg.
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