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Drug Class: Gastric Acid Secretion Reducing Agents – Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: · · · · and more

Drug Class: Gastric Acid Secretion Reducing Agents – Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Manufacturer: ASTRAZENECA

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Call MD or RPh re. timing of taking with other meds
  • Call MD now for heartburn with sweating & dizziness
  • May increase risk of bone fractures.
  • Call MD or RPh re. timing of taking with other meds
  • Call MD now for heartburn with sweating & dizziness
  • May increase risk of bone fractures.
  • Call doctor if you get severe diarrhea
  • Do not chew

  • For capsule,delayed release products : Before use, important to read the Medication Guide. Swallow capsule whole. May add contents to cool applesauce. Do not chew. Take at least one hour before a meal.
  • For susp for recon,delayed rel. in a packet products : Mix content of packet in 1/2 oz water & drink all. Mix packet in 1 teaspoon of water & drink all.
  • For tablet, delayed release products : If available, read the patient package insert. Do not chew or crush. Do not increase dose or frequency or prolong use. May take antacids for immediate relief.

What are side effects of Nexium?Any warnings while using Nexium?Does Nexium interact with any drugs?Is Nexium contraindicated for any condition?How to use Nexium?What if you missed a dose of Nexium?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askAre there any risks in taking Nexium?Are there any risks in taking Nexium?Dangers from Long-Term Nexium Use Chronic Kidney Disease & Damage. A 2017 study looked at 125,000 PPI users over five years. Stroke Risk. In 2016, researchers linked PPI use to a 21 percent increased stroke risk. Heart Attack Risk. A 2015 study found that PPI use increased heart attack rates from 16 to 21 percent. Gastric Cancer. Esophageal Cancer Risk.

    Precautions

    • Call MD or RPh re. timing of taking with other meds
    • Call MD now for heartburn with sweating & dizziness
    • May increase risk of bone fractures.
    • Call MD or RPh re. timing of taking with other meds
    • Call MD now for heartburn with sweating & dizziness
    • May increase risk of bone fractures.
    • Call doctor if you get severe diarrhea
    • Do not chew

    • For capsule,delayed release products : Before use, important to read the Medication Guide. Swallow capsule whole. May add contents to cool applesauce. Do not chew. Take at least one hour before a meal.
    • For susp for recon,delayed rel. in a packet products : Mix content of packet in 1/2 oz water & drink all. Mix packet in 1 teaspoon of water & drink all.
    • For tablet, delayed release products : If available, read the patient package insert. Do not chew or crush. Do not increase dose or frequency or prolong use. May take antacids for immediate relief.

    What are side effects of Nexium?Any warnings while using Nexium?Does Nexium interact with any drugs?Is Nexium contraindicated for any condition?How to use Nexium?What if you missed a dose of Nexium?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Are there any risks in taking Nexium? Dangers from Long-Term Nexium Use Chronic Kidney Disease & Damage. A 2017 study looked at 125,000 PPI users over five years. Stroke Risk. In 2016, researchers linked PPI use to a 21 percent increased stroke risk. Heart Attack Risk. A 2015 study found that PPI use increased heart attack rates from 16 to 21 percent. Gastric Cancer. Esophageal Cancer Risk.

    Why is Nexium dangerous? Long-Term Use of Nexium. Using Nexium for a long period of time may increase the risk of inflammation of the stomach lining, according to the FDA. At least one study showed long term use of Nexium and other PPIs could also increase the risk of death.

    Is Nexium the best medication for my stomach issues? Nexium, or esomeprazole , relieves a number of stomach-related complaints. It works by blocking a proton pump and reducing the production of acid in the stomach. They are commonly prescribed to treat problems related to excess stomach acid, including gastrointestinal reflux disease ( GERD) and peptic ulcers.

    Is Dexilant more effective then Nexium? However, Dexilant was found to be more effective than Nexium in treating nonerosive reflux disease. Costs. Dexilant and Nexium are brand-name drugs.

    Are there any risks in taking Nexium?

    Are there any risks in taking Nexium? Dangers from Long-Term Nexium Use Chronic Kidney Disease & Damage. A 2017 study looked at 125,000 PPI users over five years. Stroke Risk. In 2016, researchers linked PPI use to a 21 percent increased stroke risk. Heart Attack Risk. A 2015 study found that PPI use increased heart attack rates from 16 to 21 percent. Gastric Cancer. Esophageal Cancer Risk.

    Can Nexium cause sudden death? The data raised concerns that long-term use of Prilosec or Nexium may have increased the risk of heart attacks, heart failure, and heart-related sudden death in those patients taking either one of those drugs, compared to patients who received surgery.

    Why is Nexium dangerous? Long-Term Use of Nexium. Using Nexium for a long period of time may increase the risk of inflammation of the stomach lining, according to the FDA. At least one study showed long term use of Nexium and other PPIs could also increase the risk of death.

    How long do Nexium side effects last? Nexium has a short half life of around 1.5 hours, and it would take around 4-5 half lives or 6-8 hours after last dose for most of it to be cleared from the body. So any side effects should resolve in about that time. Best Regards. No, its 6 to 8 hours after the last dose.