Basic Information About Nexium
Nexium which belongs to the drug group “proton pump inhibitors” (PPIs) is used to treat gastroesopahageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Esomeprazole reduces gastric acid secretion in the stomach walls by inhibiting H+/K+ ATPase, proton pumps, in the gastric parietal cell. By acting on the proton pump, Nexium inhibits the last step in the production of acid, thus curbing gastric acidity. It is a powerful, predictable and long lasting cure for GERD. It heals esophagus, damaged by excessive stomach acid and also helps cure gastric ulcers caused by non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAID) or infection with helicobacter pylori. The Nexium drug significantly saves medical resources and patient suffering by cutting down on endoscopic retreatment, blood transfusions, and length of hospital stay due to re-bleeding.
Precautions/Side Effects of Nexium
As Nexium contains esomeprazole, it should not be taken by patients allergic to esomeprazole or to any other benzimidazole medication while those with liver disease need dose adjustment. You should not tamper with the medication schedule. Brand or generic Nexium is used in combination with antibiotics for treatment of certain conditions; therefore, it is most essential to take esomeprazole as per doctor’s directions. Certain symptoms may improve before the disease is fully cured but you should be careful not to leave the treatment halfway and take medication for full prescribed length of time.
As initial symptoms for both heartburn and heart attack and are often confused. You are therefore advised to pay urgent attention if you experience chest pain or a feeling of heaviness, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, sweating, nausea and a general ill feeling. Pregnant and breast feeding women must intimate the doctor about the condition even though brand or generic Nexium is not known to harm the baby or pass into breast milk.
Dosage of Nexium
Nexium should be taken an hour before meals and the dosage varies according to age and weight of the patient. A short term treatment of 4 to 8 weeks is recommended for confirmed erosive esophagitis. The dosage may be extended for another 4 to 8 months if required. However, it doesn’t extend beyond 6 months. The Nexium delayed release capsules can be administered by dissolving into water or even apple sauce, if the patient has trouble swallowing capsules. For patients with a nasogastric tube in place, the capsules can be released into the tube with a catheter tipped syringe.
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