Generic Nexium 20mg (generic name: Esomeprazole; brand names include: Esomiz / Sompraz /
Zoleri / Lucen / Esopral / Axagon / Nexiam) is a type of medicine known
as an acid pump inhibitor (also known as a proton pump inhibitor, or
PPI) which is used for the treatment of certain conditions caused by too
much acid being produced in the stomach.
Since its approval in 2001, Generic Nexium 20mg has been prescribed more than 147 million times.
Generic Nexium 20mg is prescribed to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease
(GERD), which typically include persistent heartburn on 2 or more days
per week, despite treatment and change of diet. By reducing acid
production in the stomach, Generic Nexium 20mg reduces the amount of acid backing up
into the esophagus and causing reflux symptoms. But you still have
enough acid to take care of digestion.
Generic Nexium 20mg is also indicated for the short-term and maintenance treatment (4
to 8 weeks) of erosive esophagitis. This damage may be caused over time
from stomach acid wearing away the lining of the esophagus. With
Nexium 20mg, most erosions heal in 4 to 8 weeks.
Generic Nexium 20mg is also used to decrease the chance of getting an ulcer in people
who are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
It is also used with other medications to treat and prevent the return
of stomach ulcers caused by a certain type of bacteria (H. pylori).
Generic Nexium 20mg is also used for long-term treatment of conditions (such as
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome) in which the stomach makes too much acid.
In clinical tests, up to 94% of patients were healed with Generic Nexium 20mg.
the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your
doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take
Generic Nexium 20mg exactly as directed.
Take Generic Nexium 20mg at around the same time(s) every day.
Generic Nexium 20mg is usually taken once a day at least 1 hour before a meal. When Generic Nexium 20mg is used to treat some conditions in which the stomach makes too
much acid, it is taken twice a day.
Swallow the capsules whole; do not split, chew, or crush them. If you
cannot swallow the capsule, put 1 tablespoon of cool, soft applesauce in
an empty bowl. Open one Generic Nexium 20mg capsule and carefully sprinkle the
pellets onto the applesauce. Mix the pellets with the applesauce, and
swallow the entire tablespoonful of the applesauce and pellet mixture
immediately. Do not chew the pellets in the applesauce. Do not save the
pellets and applesauce for later use.
The granules and the contents of the capsules can both be given through a feeding tube.
It may take several weeks or longer for you to feel the full benefit of Generic Nexium 20mg. Continue to take Generic Nexium 20mg even if you feel well. Do not stop
taking Nexium 20mg without talking to your doctor.
If you forget to take Generic Nexium 20mg, take the missed dose as soon as you
remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the
missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store this medicine at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.
Tell your doctor before taking Generic Nexium 20mg, if:
you have an allergy to Generic Nexium 20mg or other medicines;
you take a medicine called atazanavir;
you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.