How it works
Nexium reduces the amount of acids produced in the stomach. This in turn prevents the backflow of excessive acids into the esophagus.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
Take care that you swallow the tablet whole without breaking, crushing or chewing it unless you have been advised accordingly.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How and where do i store Nexium
Nexium The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Overdose Information Nexium
If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately. An overdose with Nexium may have certain adverse side effects like Confusion, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, headache, nausea and sweating.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
· If you have any symptoms of a bleeding ulcer, such as black, tarry stools or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, throat pain, chest pain, severe stomach pain, or trouble swallowing.
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
To be avoided Nexium
You must avoid using Nexium if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you are taking an HIV protease inhibitor (e.g., atazanavir).
Using Alcohol Nexium
Nexium is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using the drug.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
Nexium can affect the results of certain laboratory tests. If you plan on having it done, then please inform your doctor and lab technician first that you are taking Nexium.
It must be used with caution in Asians as they are more prone to the side effects of the drug.
Nexium must not be used in children as it is unsure whether Nexium is safe in children.
Information for Pregnant Women Nexium
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category B.
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.
Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own
· Constipation; diarrhea; dry mouth; gas; headache; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; stomach pain.
The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately.
· Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest pain; fast heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness.