How to get it
Generic Nexium is known as esomeprazole, a type of drug called a proton pump inhibitor that blocks the production of stomach acid to reduce the symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux. These medications are used to treat stomach ulcers, GERD, and other conditions caused by the body producing too much stomach acid. You can find Nexium Generic at most drug stores including CVS Pharmacy and online.
Nexium Side Effects
Side effects are rare, but you may experience a mild headache, nausea, or gassiness. Other side effects may include dry mouth, decreased appetite, constipation, or mild abdominal pain.
Take one Nexium capsule with a full glass of water before you eat a meal for 14 consecutive days. Do not take more than one capsule per day, and do not chew it or empty it into a beverage or sprinkle it on your food. Don't use Nexium for more than 14 days unless otherwise advised by your doctor. The regimen can be repeated once every four months to keep frequent heartburn at bay.
What Is Nexium?
Nexium is an over-the-counter medication used for the treatment of frequent heartburn. The term frequent heartburn refers to people who deal with the condition two or more days a week. Nexium is for adults ages 18 years of age and older, and it comes in a pill form containing 20 mg of esomeprazole. When taken as directed, Nexium can provide up to a full 24 hours of relief from the many uncomfortable symptoms of heartburn. Nexium is also available by prescription.
What Is Nexium Used For?
Nexium is used for people who suffer from frequent heartburn. Taking Nexium protects you from frequent heartburn by turning the acid pumps in your stomach from on to off, which reduces the amount of acid that rises into your esophagus - which is the leading cause of heartburn. The cells in the lining of the stomach contain proton pumps, which are what produce the acid the human body uses to digest food. By turning these pumps off, you won't feel the uncomfortable, painful effects of heartburn.