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Nexium is a treatment for gastroesophageal reflux, also known as heartburn, which reduces the amount of acid the stomach produces.

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What is Nexium?

Nexium is a medicine which reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach. By controlling the amount of stomach acid being produced, the likeliness of experiencing acid reflux is reduced.

Acid reflux, commonly known as heartburn, is a condition in which stomach acid is regurgitated. This can occur when lying down or bending over after a meal, but can also result from damage to a ring shaped muscle above the stomach called the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS).

Symptoms of acid reflux include:

  • Burping
  • Coughing
  • Hiccups
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sour or acidic taste

Nexium is also used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines which can be caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.

Prescription Doctor makes it easy for you to buy Nexium online from a trusted UK pharmacy. If your order is approved before 3pm, Monday to Friday, our dispensing pharmacy will dispatch your order the same day in discreet packaging, aimed for a next-day delivery.

How does Nexium work?

Nexium contains an active ingredient called esomeprazole which is known as a proton pump inhibitor. This medicine reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

This medicine works by preventing parietal cells in the stomach from secreting hydrochloric acid, lowering the risk of acid rising up the gullet and causing the pain and discomfort which are the common symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux.

How do I take Nexium?

Nexium is usually taken once daily.

Tablets and capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. You can take Nexium tablets and capsules with or without water.

If you have trouble swallowing capsules, you can open Nexium capsules and empty the contents into a glass of water and drink. You will need to refill the glass once more and drink a second glass of water to ensure no residual medicine resides at the bottom of the glass.

Nexium is also available in granules. To take Nexium granules, empty the contents of the sachet into a glass and fill with still water. Stir and drink immediately or within 30 minutes. Refill the glass once again and drink a second glass to ensure no residual medicines resides at the bottom of the glass.

More information on how to take Nexium can be found in the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

Nexium side effects and cautions

Like all medications, Nexium carries the risk of causing unwanted side effects, though you may not experience them. Being vigilant of the side effects associated with your medicine is important to your care. If you notice any of the side effects, whether listed below or contained in the patient information leaflet, speak to your GP or pharmacist for advice.

Common side effects of Nexium (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) include:

  • Benign polyps in the stomach
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting

Uncommon side effects of Nexium (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) include:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Hives
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy skin
  • Skin rash
  • Sleepiness
  • Spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Swelling of the feet and ankles
  • Tingling of the extremities

Rare side effects of Nexium (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people) include:

  • Agitation
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Confusion
  • Decreased sodium levels in the blood
  • Depression
  • Generally feeing of malaise or lethargy
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Increased sweating
  • Inflammation inside the mouth
  • Joint or muscle pains
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thrush

If you experience any side effects, whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, do not hesitate to contact your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects associated with Nexium. Further information about the side effects and warnings can be found in the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

If you notice the signs or an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat, full body rash or fainting and unconsciousness, cease taking Nexium and seek immediate emergency attention.

Do not take Nexium if you are allergic to esomeprazole, similar medicines or any of the inactive ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

Nexium may affect the effectiveness of other medicines. It is important to inform our prescribers of all the medicines you are taking, including those on prescription, bought from a pharmacy or health supplements. This information will help our doctor to determine the safety of this medicine for you.

Please inform our prescriber if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant.

Nexium is not suitable for breastfeeding women.

Always keep medicine out of the sight and reach of children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experience the same symptoms as you.

Frequently asked questions about Nexium

What should I do if I forget to take Nexium?

If you forget to take Nexium when you should, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and continue taking your medicine as you normally wou

Do not take more Nexium to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I take too much Nexium?

If you take more Nexium than you should, speak to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Will Nexium affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?

If you experience side effects such as dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive or operate machinery.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Nexium?

While it is unlikely that an interaction between Nexium and alcohol will occur, alcoholic beverages can exacerbate symptoms of heartbu

For this reason, it is recommended not to drink alcohol while suffering from or treating heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux.

Can I buy Nexium over-the-counter?

Nexium is only available on prescription and cannot be bought over-the-counter. You can buy Nexium online from Prescription Doctor. Our online prescribers can issue a prescription for our UK pharmacy to fulfil.

Table of contents

What is Nexium?

How does Nexium work?

How do I take Nexium?

Nexium side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Nexium
  • Manufacturer: AstraZeneca
  • Active Ingredient(s): Esomeprazole magnesium dihydrate
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets and sachets
  • Available Strength: 10 mg sachets, 20 mg and 40 mg tablets
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Application: Men and women over 18
  • Dosage: Take one tablet daily
  • Description: Nexium is a treatment for heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Drug Class: Proton pump inhibitor
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Inform our prescriber if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant during your consultation. Speak to your GP for further information.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Nexium if you are breastfeeding. For more information, speak to your GP or pharmacist.
Click here to view the Nexium - Patient Information Leaflet

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