Nexium Esomeprazole Magnesium and/or alternatives
The generic name of the drug is Esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate. It belongs to a group of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors. Nexium is available in the form of an oral tablet and in a sachet containing granules for oral suspension. The drug is a prescription medication which means you are required to consult your doctor before you buy Nexium online in any form.
Indications & Dosage of Nexium
Nexium is indicated in treatment of reflux oesophagitis. It is also used to treat other medical conditions caused by excessive stomach acid. The drug is also used to prevent gastric ulcers caused by the use of NSAIDs or infection with helicobacter pylori.
The drug works by blocking the action of proton pumps found on cells of stomach lining which produce stomach acid. This action of the drug reduces the production of stomach acid.
The dosage of Nexium depends on the medical condition that is being treated and its severity. The usual recommended daily dose of Nexium tablets is 20mg or 40mg. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water, do not chew or crush it.
The usual recommended daily dose of Nexium sachets is 10 - 20mg. The contents of sachets should be dissolved in non carbonated water before consumption. You should mix 10mg of Nexium sachet contents in 15mL water and 20mg of Nexium sachet contents in 30mL water. Drink the suspension within 30 minutes after preparation.
Side Effects & Interactions of Nexium
Nexium may cause mild to severe side effects in some people. It is not necessary that every person taking the medication will experience some side effect. Many people using Nexium do not complain about any side effects.
Less serious side effects associated with Nexium: diarrhea, dry mouth, headache, stomach pain, drowsiness, constipation, or gas. These side effects wane with time as your body gets used to the medication. if any of these side effects become bothersome or stay for long time then you should consult your doctor.
Severe side effects associated with Nexium: feeling jittery, cough, dizziness, jerking muscle movements, confusion, uneven/fast heart rate, muscle cramps/weakness, seizure, limp feeling or choking feeling. Stop using the medication and seek medical attention immediately if you experience or notice any severe side effects after taking a dose of Nexium.
Nexium may interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with medications such as Diazepam, medications used in treatment of fungal and bacterial infections, Phenytoin, medication used in treatment of depression, Cisapride, St. John’s Wort, HIV medications, Warfarin, Methotrexate, Digoxin, Erlotinib or other cancer medications.
Before you buy Nexium tell doctor about every medicine you are using which includes prescription medications, over the counter drugs and herbal supplements.
Warnings & Precautions of Nexium
You should not use Nexium if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or hypersensitive to Esomeprazole, Mebendazole or Albendazole. It may not be the right medication for people with specific medical problems such as low magnesium levels in the blood, or severe liver disease.
Nexium is listed in category B pregnancy medicines. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and women planning to get pregnant or breast feed should learn about the risks and benefits of using the drug from their doctor and then buy Nexium.
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