Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that is used to treat stomach acid and esophagus conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Nexium relieves symptoms including heartburn, persistent cough and difficulty swallowing by decreasing the amount of acid which is produced by the stomach.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Nexium:
If you have any of the following esomeprazole side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Nexium?
If you miss a dose of Nexium, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Nexium?
Generic Nexium is known as esomeprazole and is available in 20mg and 40mg strengths.