If stomachache, heartburn, or digestion upset bother you, you probably have signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease. An effective drug Nexium will help to stop the development of this disease and improve the work of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Nexium is a medical product of the new generation which has been approved by FDA for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastric ulcer. Its main active ingredient is Esomeprazole that is a proton pump inhibitor.
Proton pump is responsible for synthesis of the gastric juice and hydrochloric acid. The higher concentration of hydrochloric acid is in the stomach, the more intense it destroys the mucous membrane of organs and causes ulcers and esophagitis. Nexium blocks the work of this pump, so that synthesis of hydrochloric acid is reduced during eating and at night, when the stomach is empty.
During the reduction of the hydrochloric acid in the stomach, ulcers are healed, the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestine is restored, and unpleasant symptoms such as bleedings, acute pain, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea and others disappear.
Nexium is released in capsules of violet color, and the capsules may contain 20 mg or 40 mg of the active ingredient Esomeprazole. The capsule has the name of the drug Nexium and a dose.
Who is prescribed Nexium?
Nexium is prescribed patients with diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract caused by high acidity of the gastric juice:
– Gastroesophageal reflux disease
– Duodenal ulcer
– Gastric ulcer, and ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori
Nexium capsules are used orally, at any time, regardless of meals. It is very important to take Nexium entirely, without breaking or chewing the capsules.
– If gastroesophageal reflux disease, patients are prescribed Nexium 40 mg within a month
– If ulcer of stomach and duodenum, Nexium is taken in the dose of 40 mg per day within 2 months
– If gastric ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori, Nexium is taken in the dose of 20 mg per day in combination with antibiotics.
– Nexium is contraindicated children under 12 years old, and patients with allergy to Esomeprazole
– Before taking Nexium, it is necessary to eliminate malignant tumors in the GIT because the treatment may smooth the symptoms and complicate diagnostics
– Nexium may be used during pregnancy only if it is required according to the important rates
– Nexium may worsen the uptake of other medicines from the GIT, and therefore it is necessary to adjust the scheme of the treatment with your doctor
The broad medical studies have found out that less than 2% of patients have experienced side effects during the use of Nexium. Patients often had nausea, dizziness, and light discomfort in the stomach.
Insomecases, theuseofNexiummaycauseskinallergicreaction. Thesideeffectsshouldbecontrolled. Go to a doctor if the side effects become stronger.