Nexium contains the active ingredient Esomeprazole which belongs to a group of medicines called “proton pump inhibitors” for the treatment of Acid Reflux. It works by decreasing the amount of acid in your stomach.
Nexium is the branded version of Esomeprazole. Esomeprazole is the active ingredient, which is a Proton Pump Inhibitor.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces.
Nexium is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid which can cause discomfort such as heart burn, acidic taste in the mouth, stomach discomfort, feelings of food being stuck to your oesaphagus (food pipe) and difficulties in swallowing.
Esomeprazole is a low cost alternative to Nexium, but they work in exactly the same way.
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.