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Nexium

Most Commonly Used
Nexium 40mg DR Cap
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: 40mg,NEXIUM 40mg 
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Nexium 20mg DR Cap
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: 20mg,NEXIUM 20mg 
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Nexium 10mg DR Pwd for Susp
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Nexium 40mg DR Pwd for Susp
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Nexium 20mg DR Pwd for Susp
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Overview Information on Nexium
Pharmacist Tip
If you have trouble swallowing capsules, open a delayed-response capsule and sprinkle it onto pudding or applesauce to make it easier to swallow. Swallow it without chewing.     
Nexium® is the brand name for esomeprazole. Nexium belongs to a group of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors. Your doctor may have prescribed Nexium for you to lower the amount of acid in your stomach. Nexium works to heal tissue damage in your esophagus and ulcers in your stomach. If your doctor has told you that you have Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, your doctor may have you take Nexium to keep your stomach acid low.

Some people who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) take Nexium to protect their stomachs from getting ulcers. If you have stomach ulcers that are caused by bacteria, your doctor may prescribe Nexium to heal your stomach in combination with an antibiotic to kill the infection.

Nexium is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD can cause to you to have a burning feeling in your chest or throat (also known as heartburn), a sour taste in your mouth, or burping. Patients sometimes confuse heartburn from GERD with early symptoms of a heart attack. Chest pain along with pain spreading to the shoulders or arms, nausea, and/or sweating may mean you are having a heart attack. If these are your symptoms, get immediate medical help. It is important to learn the difference between heartburn caused from too much stomach acid and chest pain caused from heart problems.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Nexium® is the brand name for esomeprazole. Nexium belongs to a group of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors. Your doctor may have prescribed Nexium for you to lower the amount of acid in your stomach. Nexium works to heal tissue damage in your esophagus and ulcers in your stomach. If your doctor has told you that you have Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, your doctor may have you take Nexium to keep your stomach acid low.

Some people who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) take Nexium to protect their stomachs from getting ulcers. If you have stomach ulcers that are caused by bacteria, your doctor may prescribe Nexium to heal your stomach in combination with an antibiotic to kill the infection.

Nexium is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD can cause to you to have a burning feeling in your chest or throat (also known as heartburn), a sour taste in your mouth, or burping. Patients sometimes confuse heartburn from GERD with early symptoms of a heart attack. Chest pain along with pain spreading to the shoulders or arms, nausea, and/or sweating may mean you are having a heart attack. If these are your symptoms, get immediate medical help. It is important to learn the difference between heartburn caused from too much stomach acid and chest pain caused from heart problems.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013