is used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
(GERD). It is administered in patients who share a history of irritation and swelling of the esophagus when medicine cannot be taken by mouth. The medication can be used for other condition as well if prescribed by your doctor. The medication actually works by reducing the amount of acid which is produced in the stomach.
You are allergic to any of its active ingredients.
You are taking an HIV protease inhibitor.
The medication should be taken according to the prescription of a registered medical practitioner.
There are certain conditions under which a patient should take precaution or talk to a doctor before taking the medication. The conditions include:
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the treatment.
If you are undergoing any kind of prescription, non-prescription or herbal treatment.
If you have allergy to any of the active ingredient of the medication.
How to take Nexium:
The medication should be taken according to the direction of a doctor. If you miss any dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost the time for your next dose, skip it and take the regular dose. Do not over dose. In the situation of over dose, talk to your medical practitioner and seek medical attention.
Nexium's Side Effects
Like any other medication, nexium has a few side effects. These side effects vary from patient to patient. The most common side effects include: headache, diarrhea, dry mouth, upset stomach. Side effects other than those mentioned here may also prevail or there may be side effects which have not been mentioned here. It is suggested to seek immediate medical attention if any of the side effects become extremely bothersome.