Nexium reduces amount of acid in the stomach and helps patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Common use Nexium is a specific inhibitor of a proton pump (PPIs) of the parietal cells of the mucous layer of stomach. It is a form of Prilosec (Omeprazole). It is accumulated and transformed into an active form in the secretory tubules where it inhibits secretion of hydrochloric acid. Nexium is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, promote healing of erosive esophagitis, eradication of Helicobacter pylori together with antibiotics, preventive therapy of ulcers after treatment with anti-inflammatory non-steroid medications.
Dosage and directions To treat GERD, 20 or 40 mg of Nexium is given once daily during 4-8 weeks. Treatment of conditions caused by H. pylori requires 40 mg of Nexium administered once daily in combination with amoxicillin and clarithromycin during 10 days. Take Nexium capsules one hour before a meal, do not chew or crush them, swallow them whole.
Missed dose If you missed a dose take it the soonest. If it is almost time of your next dose just skip it and return to your regular dosage schedule. Never double dose this medication to compensate the missed dose.
Overdose If overdose of Nexium was taken the following symptoms occur: confusion, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, nausea, xerostomia (dry mouth), sweating, flushing, shallow breathing or shortness of breath, tremor, coordination dysorders, or seizure. If you suppose that took too much of the drug inform your doctor about it as you may need immediate medical help.
Storage Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets.
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