HOW NEXIUM WORKS

Turns Off Acid Pumps

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are effective treatments for acid reflux
disease. They work by turning off some of the "acid pumps" in the
stomach's acid-producing cells, reducing the amount of acid in the stomach.

For many people, prescription NEXIUM can provide 24-hour relief from persistent heartburn pain caused by acid reflux disease.

Prescription NEXIUM can also heal possible damage to the esophagus
that may be caused over time by acid reflux disease. Your results may vary. You should know NEXIUM 40 mg delayed-release capsules are only available with a prescription.

 

Watch NEXIUM in action


This video shows how NEXIUM may help in the treatment of acid reflux disease by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

 

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Important Safety Information About NEXIUM

  • Symptom relief does not rule out the presence of other serious stomach conditions
  • NEXIUM may increase your risk of getting severe diarrhea. Call your doctor right away if you have watery stool, stomach pain and fever that does not go away
  • Talk to your doctor about your risk for:
    • bone fractures if you take multiple daily doses of NEXIUM for a long period of time
    • low magnesium levels if you take NEXIUM for a long period of time
  • Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, prescription and non-prescription drugs, including clopidogrel, vitamins and herbal supplements. NEXIUM may affect how other medicines work and other medicines may affect how NEXIUM works
  • Side effects with NEXIUM include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain

Approved Uses for NEXIUM

NEXIUM is prescribed to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease, which typically include persistent heartburn on 2 or more days per week, despite treatment and change of diet.

For many people, NEXIUM is also prescribed to heal damage to the esophagus called erosive esophagitis. This damage may be caused over time from stomach acid wearing away the lining of the esophagus. Only a doctor can diagnose this condition. With NEXIUM, most erosions heal in 4 to 8 weeks. Your results with NEXIUM may vary.

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