NEXIUM DOSING

Once Daily

NEXIUM provides 24-hour relief from persistent, frequent heartburn caused by acid reflux disease. If you are taking NEXIUM capsules or oral suspension, the tips below can help you get the most out of your treatment. Your results with NEXIUM may vary.

With once-daily dosing, NEXIUM may be easy to fit into your schedule. Click on the formulation you've been prescribed by your doctor to learn more.

  • Take at least 1 hour before a meal
  • Swallow capsule whole; never chew or crush it. If swallowing capsules is difficult for you, open and empty a capsule into a tablespoon of applesauce and swallow it right away. Do not store it for later use
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose on time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose


Remember, if you have any questions about your treatment with NEXIUM, talk with your doctor.

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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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