Generic Nexium (Esomeprazole) is a medicine that is used for suppressing the secretion of gastric acid in the stomach. It is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcer, indigestion (Dyspepsia) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It can be also used to prevent and treat ulcers caused by H. Pylori infection and medications like NSAIDs (painkillers). However, it is not used to provide quick relief from heartburn. There may be other uses of Generic Nexium as found suitable by the doctor.
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The active ingredient of Generic Nexium is Esomeprazole. The chemical name for the ingredient is (S)-5-methoxy-2-[(4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylpyridin-2-yl)methylsulfinyl]-3H-benzoimidazole. The chemical is also represented as C17H19N3O3S. Relative molecular weight for Esomeprazole is 345.417. Inactive ingredients in this medicine include Glycerol monostearate 40-55, cellulosehydroxypropylether, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, methacrylic acid copolymer type C, octadecanoic acid, sugar spheres, talc, glycosperseto-20, and triethyl citrate.
Esomeprazole is a selective proton pump inhibitor. After oral administration, this drug inhibits certain gastric enzymes, which suppress the production of gastric acid in the stomach. By inhibiting the secretion of gastric acid, Esomeprazole gives relief from acid reflux symptoms, like burning in chest and regurgitation of foods or fluids.
Generic Nexium should be taken as directed by your physician or as instructed on the product packaging.
Do not use the medicine in higher or lesser dosage than the prescribed amount.
Usually, a dose of 20 mg or 40 mg once in a day is prescribed for several days to get rid from GERD.
Take the medicine orally with a glass full of water, without splitting or crushing it.
Consume Esomeprazole dose approximately an hour before having food or breakfast.
Tell your doctor if you have low bone density (osteopenia) or osteoporosis before the doctor gives you Generic Nexium.
Do not take more than two doses even if you missed one, seek for medical help.
Overdose can make you sick and you may need aggressive medical assistance, so be careful.
Store this medicine away from direct heat and sunlight.
Inform your doctor about any medical related issues before using Generic Nexium, such as
This antacid may cause sleepiness and giddiness. Do not consume alcohol as it may cause worsening of these effects.
Refrain from altering your dose and do not take more than the prescribed dose.
Consult your physician if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, before taking this medication.
The treatment duration with Generic Nexium may go up to four to eight weeks, depending on the severity and type of gastric issue. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use this antacid after consulting the medical practitioner.
Probable Side Effects
Some of the adverse side effects of Generic Nexium include –
Swelling of face
Increased rate of heartbeat
If any of such complications are experienced, inform your doctor immediately for emergency medical service.
Below-mentioned medicinal drugs can alter the action mechanism of Generic Nexium –
Iron or Ferrum-containing drugs
People who have below-mentioned medical problems are strictly prohibited from using Generic Nexium –