NEXIUM DRUG INFO
IMPORTANT NOTE: What should my health care professional know before I take esomeprazole?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:; liver disease; an unusual or allergic reaction to esomeprazole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives; pregnant or trying to get pregnant; breast-feeding
ESOMEPRAZOLE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S):
USES: prevents the production of acid in the stomach.
HOW TO USE: How should I take this medicine?
Take Nexium capsules by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the capsules whole with a drink of water; do not crush, break or chew. The capsules can be opened and the contents sprinkled on applesauce or yogurt, given with fruit juices, or swallowed immediately with water. Do not crush the contents into the food. Esomeprazole works best if taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before a meal. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF NEXIUM: Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as: headache, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, gas, constipation or dry mouth. Side effects of Nexium other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
PRECAUTIONS: What should I watch for while taking esomeprazole?
It can take several days of therapy with esomeprazole before your stomach pains improve. Check with your prescriber or health care professional if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. Avoid consuming antacids or other store products for the occasional relief of pain unless your prescriber or health care professional tells you otherwise.
overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center
or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include
difficulty breathing, clumsiness, slowed heart rate, and deep sleep
from which others may not be able to awaken you from within a reasonable amount of time.
NOTES: What should I watch for while taking esomeprazole?
It can take several days of therapy with esomeprazole before your stomach pains improve. Check with your prescriber or health care professional if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. You can take antacids for the occasional relief of pain unless your prescriber or health care professional tells you otherwise.
MISSED DOSE: What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, just take your next scheduled dose when it is due. Do not use double or extra doses.
at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees
C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.