Esomeprazole is the generic version of Nexium containing the active ingredient Esomeprazole which belongs to a group of medicines called “proton pump inhibitors” for the treatment of Acid Reflux. It reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach, successfully treating the symptoms of acid reflux.
Esomeprazole contains the active substance esomeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) which work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces.
It is used to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GORD) and other symptoms caused by excess stomach acid. It will help relieve symptoms of heartburn, umpleasant acidic taste in the mouth and feeling of food stuck in your oesaphagus (food pipe) which can cause you difficulty in swallowing.
Take ONE capsule daily, preferably same time each morning.
With or Without Food
You can take your capsules with food or on an empty stomach.
Take as Directed
Do NOT exceed more than directed.
Do not chew or crush the capsules. This is because the capsules contain coated pellets which stop the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach.
Do not use medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton.
Keep Away From Children
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 30°C.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects.
Although not everybody gets them and the effects are usually mild to moderate and of a short duration.
Please ensure you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet accompanied with this treatment.
Common Side-Effects Include
We strongly advise that you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet before you take this treatment.