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Nexium Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Nexium contains the medicine esomeprazole. Esomeprazole is a type of medicine known as proton pump inhibitor. Nexium® prevents the production of acid in the stomach.

Nexium Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is one 20-milligram capsule daily for 4 weeks to treat the symptoms, that may cause to produced acid in the stomach.

Uses of Nexium

  • Nexium is used to decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
  • Nezium is also used to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, and other medical conditions in which the stomach makes too much acid.

Side Effects of Nexium

Before taken Nexium medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Nexium. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

Warnings and precautions before taking Nexium:

  • If you have liver disease, then you should consult with your doctor before taking Nexium.
  • You should not be used Nexium without talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
  • Before using this medication, you should tell your doctor medical history especially if you have stomach problems such as tumors.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Nexium with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Nexium with the following:

  • Diazepam
  • Iron salts
  • Ketoconazole
  • Warfarin

After taken Nexium if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Nexium overdose include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Loss of coordination
  • Seizure

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