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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 20mg DR Pwd for Susp
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Common Side Effects of Nexium
Tell your doctor if you have:
  • Allergic reactions to any medicine, including Nexium or other proton pump inhibitors (AcipHex®, Prevacid®, Prilosec®, or Protonix®).
  • Severe liver disease
  • Low levels of magnesium in your blood
Signs of an allergic reaction to Nexium include hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Taking Nexium may cause severe diarrhea. Contact your physician immediately if you suffer persistent watery stools, stomach pain, or fever.

Other side effects of Nexium can include:
  • Nausea, stomach pain, gas, and constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
Call your doctor if you have side effects with Nexium that become severe, worry you, or will not go away. These could include:
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Fast or uneven heart rate
  • Dark yellow or brown urine
  • Fever, sore throat, or extreme fatigue
  • Tremors
  • Jerky muscle movements
  • Muscle spasms
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
Taking high doses of Nexium for long periods of time can increase your risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine caused by osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor about your risk of osteoporosis while taking Nexium.