Neksium 20 mg
Neksium 40 mg
Neksium contains Esomeprazole, used to treat symptoms of gastric reflux and to treat and heal gastric ulcers, by reducing gastric acid reduction.
Neksium is used to treat conditions caused by gastric reflux, which is when the acidic contents of the stomach flow back into the oesophagus because the sphincter (muscle at the junction of the oesophagus and stomach) that normally acts as a one-way valve and prevents backflow of stomach contents, does not function properly or is damaged. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), as this condition is known, causes symptoms like heartburn and dyspepsia (indigestion and abdominal pain), and can damage the oesophagus causing inflammation (oesophagitis).
Neksium is also used to treat and prevent peptic ulcers in the stomach (gastric ulcers or damage to the stomach lining) and duodenum (duodenal ulcers or damage to the lining of the upper intestine); and gastric ulcers caused by use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID); also as combination therapy to treat gastric ulcers that are caused by infection of the stomach with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, in conjunction with using antibiotics. Neksium is also used to treat symptoms of acid-related dyspepsia that can be caused by eating high fat or acidic foods, or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome in which increased levels of the hormone gastrin causes an excessive production of gastric acid.
You should take your Neksium with a glass of water at least one hour before a meal. You should continue to take your Neksium for as long as recommended by your doctor, usually for a few weeks to 6 months, depending on the condition you are being treated for. You should continue to take your Neksium for as long as recommended by your doctor, usually for a few weeks to 6 months, depending on the condition you are being treated for. If you miss a dose of Neksium take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Neksium, include: constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, wind (flatulence), headache, dry mouth, skin rash, dizziness, sensation of tingling in the skin (paraesthesia), insomnia.
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