Nexium reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach and reduces the symptoms caused by the backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. It also cures the damage caused by reflux disease.
Nexium should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is recommended that you take it one hour prior to the meal. If you have trouble swallowing
You should try and take your doses on time taking care not to miss any. But if you do miss a dose, then skip it and continue with your regular dose. But do not take a double dose.
Store it at room temperature.
Confusion, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, headache, nausea and sweating are some typical symptoms of a Nexium overdose. Seek medical attention if you suspect an overdose.
The drug may cause light-headedness, dizziness, and faintness in some people. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
constipation; diarrhea; dry mouth; gas; headache; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; stomach pain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest pain; fast heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness.
Nexium is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.