The Purple Pill® is here!
NEW at CVS/pharmacy without a prescription
for frequent heartburn
- #1 doctor prescribed acid blocker brand
- The same active ingredient, esomeprazole,
as prescription NEXIUM®
- The brand you know and trust
Learn more about treating frequent heartburn.
with a purchase
of Nexium® 24HR,
For adults (18 years and older) Nexium 24HR is indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn (two or more days a week). The active ingredient in Nexium 24HR is esomeprazole 20 mg, which is a part of a group of medications called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications that stop heartburn at the source by turning off many of the pumps that produce acid.
Heartburn is the burning sensation you feel when stomach acid flows into the esophagus. The pain often rises up through your chest and may spread toward your neck or throat.
Frequent heartburn is heartburn that occurs two or more days a week.
Cells in the lining of the stomach contain proton pumps that produce the acid your body uses during digestion. Heartburn can be caused when this stomach acid flows up into the esophagus. Nexium 24HR protects you from frequent heartburn by turning your acid pumps from on to off, reducing the amount of acid that rises into your esophagus and alleviating heartburn.
The formulations of the 20mg OTC capsules (Nexium 24HR) and the prescription 20mg capsules (NEXIUM�) contain the same medicine, esomeprazole, although there are differences in indications and directions for use. The 20mg NEXIUM capsule will continue to be available by prescription. Other dosages of NEXIUM will continue to be available by prescription only. Nexium 24HR is indicated for adults (18 years and older) with frequent heartburn when you have heartburn two or more days a week whereas prescription NEXIUM is indicated for many acid-related conditions.
You should not change or stop taking any prescriptions without first consulting with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional. As always, it is important to discuss your frequent heartburn symptoms, lifestyle modifications (diet and exercise), and any acid-related conditions with your health care professional. He or she may help determine if Nexium 24HR is the right option to treat your frequent heartburn.
Insurance coverage for over-the-counter medications may vary and will depend on your specific plan. Check with your insurance provider to find out if over-the-counter medications like Nexium 24HR are covered on your plan.
If you have questions about using Nexium 24HR at the same time as other medications you should ask your physician or pharmacist before using. Always use Nexium 24HR as directed
You should take Nexium 24HR once daily, for 14 days. Please use as directed. *Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn. Nexium 24HR may take 1-4 days for full effect.