Nexum is used to treat and reduce Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptoms and other conditions that involve the excessing of stomach acid like Zollinger-Elion syndrome. The esomeprazole is also used to promote the healing of erosive esophagitis.
Esomeprazole is used as an ulcer-healing drug that inhibits the gastric acid that works by blocking the proton-pump (Hydrogen-potassium atpase enzyme system) of the gastric cells.
Nexum is also used in combination with the anti-bacterial for the eradication of helicobacter pylori.
Don’t take this Nexum capsule with food. Follow the doctor’s instructions or read the leaflet that comes with the medicine.
Take this medicine orally as your doctor will direct it. The recommended dosage is once daily.
For GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
The recommended dosage is once a day daily for 4 to 8 weeks
For risk of reduction of NSAID associated with gastric ulcer
Take this medicine once daily for six months or a duration directed by your doctor.
The dosage amount is based on your age, treatment response, and medical conditions. Make sure to tell your doctor about all the prescribed, non-prescribed drugs and herbal products you are using.
Here are the side effects of this medicine
• Abdominal pain
• Dry mouth
• Skin reactions
• Gastrointestinal upset
When Not to Use
Those patients who are hypersensitive to esomeprazole or other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
• Before taking esomeprazole, tell your doctor if you are allergic to the medicine or any of its ingredients like omeprazole, lansoprazole, or any other allergies. This medicine might contain some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions and other problems in the body.
• This medicine contains layers of granules (acid-labile), so don’t chew or crush the medicine. Take this medicine 1hr before taking meals.
• Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant.
• Daily use of this medicine, for example, longer than 3 years, might lead to malabsorption or a deficiency of cyanocobalamin
• It is not known that the Nexum cap passes into breast milk or not; other medicine with the same formula passes into breast milk, so the effects of this medicine are unknown, so consult your doctor before using this medicine.