NEXIUM TABLETS (ESOMEPRAZOLE)
Nexium Tablets Description
Nexium tablets may be prescribed if you have developed gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to heal damage to your esophagus from stomach acid or to prevent ulcers from the over-use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or helicobacter pylori bacteria. As a proton pump inhibitor, or PPI, Nexium tablets or Esomeprazole generic work by blocking a certain enzyme in the wall of your stomach that produces acid in order to digest your food. By lowering the acid content, any ulcers in your esophagus, stomach, or duodenum then have time to heal.
You can also try changing your diet to help reduce or prevent the symptoms of heartburn or reflux, eat smaller meals, and do not lie down for at least three hours after eating. You can chew gum after a meal to stimulate saliva production which neutralizes acid and encourages stomach contents to move along.
Conditions Treated by Nexium Tablets
Nexium tablets may also be taken to treat the symptoms of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. ZES is a rare condition involving tumors and ulcers that can form in your stomach and intestine and possibly on your liver or pancreas. Once you have been diagnosed with ZES, surgery is usually recommended to remove the tumors to prevent cancer and the post-operative treatment involves medication such as Nexium tablets or generic Esomeprazole to block the formation of acid so your body can heal. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Warnings for Nexium Tablets
To make certain that Nexium tablets is the right Rx drug for your situation, discuss all health issues you have with your healthcare professional, such as osteoporosis, severe liver disease, or low magnesium levels in your blood. List any over the counter and prescribed medication, as well as herbal or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if there may be a drug reaction that can result in unwanted side effects.
Limit certain foods or drinks that can incite heartburn. Hot sauces or spices, tomatoes, acidic dressing, coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol are among the list of food and beverages to avoid or limit.
Possible Side Effects of Nexium Tablets
· Diarrhea, constipation, or gas
· Dry mouth
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