Generic Name - Esomeprazole
Category - Gastric Acid Pump Inhibitor
Acid Reflux disease.
Generic for Nexium* is indicated in the treatment for acid reflux disease. Esomeprazole (Generic for Nexium*) reduces symptoms and prevents injury to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or ulcers. The medication helps by stopping the acid pumps in your stomach from functioning.
Generic for Nexium* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Nexium* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Nexium* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Nexium*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines for fungus or yeast infections
Generic for Nexium* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Nexium*,
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Nexium* for gastroesophageal reflux is one 20-milligram capsule daily for 4 weeks. If symptoms persist, your doctor may prescribe an additional 4 weeks of therapy.
Generic for Nexium* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Nexium* side Effects include chest pain or tightness,
Dark yellow or brown urine, shortness of breath and skin rash.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Nexium*.
Generic for Nexium* and Pregnancy
Generic for Nexium* should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Hence, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.
Generic for Nexium* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Nexium* appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. It should be used by mothers who nurse their babies only if its benefits clearly outweigh the risks.
Generic for Nexium* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Nexium* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Nexium* and Geriatric
Generic for Nexium* is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patient with impaired renal function. Because, elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection.
The above information about Generic for Nexium* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.