Nexium

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Nexium is a brand of the medication esomeprazole. Esomeprazole is a medication that helps to reduce the amount of acid in your stomach. It can be taken for heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion or to treat stomach ulcers. It is part of a group of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). 

  • Classed as a proton pump inhibitor
  • Reduces symptoms of acid reflux
  • Helps to prevent cancer of the oesophagus
  • Genuine medication
  • Shipped from EU Pharmacies
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  • Stomach acid is necessary for digesting food and killing any bacteria that could make you unwell
  • When your stomach is healthy, a layer of mucous is produced to act as a barrier so that the acid doesn’t damage the lining of the stomach
  • In some people, the barrier breaks down and the acid can cause stomach inflammation or an ulcer
  • Nexium reduces the amount of acid the stomach produces, helping to relieve symptoms
  • The esomeprazole in Nexium also aids repair of the stomach
  • It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects and cautions.

Proton Pump Inhibitors such as the esomeprazole in Nexium reduce the amount of acid being produced by the lining of the stomach. Reducing the acid reduces the irritation to the stomach and helps to prevent ulcers forming. If damage has already occurred, Nexium can promote healing of the stomach lining. This reduces feelings of indigestion and stomach pain.

Acid reflux occurs when the excess acid that is being produced escapes out of the stomach up into the oesophagus (food pipe). This gives the sensation of heartburn, a burning, painful sensation in the middle of the chest. As Nexium helps to reduce the amount of acid being produced, it can help to relieve symptoms of acid reflux, too.

The esomeprazole in Nexium is similar to another PPI called omeprazole. They are made of the same ingredients, but their chemical make-up is slightly different. Esomeprazole is processed more slowly than omeprazole. This means it might work faster and last longer than omeprazole. Compared to preparations that contain omeprazole, if you take other medications, Nexium is less likely to interact with them.

Each Nexium tablet should be taken with some water. The tablet should not be crushed or chewed, but if you have difficulty swallowing your doctor may suggest that you dissolve the tablet in a glass of still (non-carbonated) water. You should drink the liquid within 30 minutes. The glass should then be half-filled with water, and this water consumed too to ensure you get the full dose of medication.

Your dosage of Nexium will depend on the condition that you are taking esomeprazole for. Typical doses range from 20mg to 40mg once or twice daily. Always read the prescriber’s instructions to ensure you are taking the correct dose.

Your dose may later be increased if the medication does not seem to be working very well.

Like all medications, Nexium can have some side effects. The most common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Nausea or vomiting (feeling sick or being sick)
  • Stomach pain
  • Excess wind.

These side effects are likely to settle down, but if they persist or become troublesome you should speak to your doctor for further advice.

Occasionally a serious side effect can occur. You should speak to a doctor straight away if you have:

  • Joint pain or changes to your skin – this could be a sign of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine (pee) or pale stools (poo) – this could be a sign of liver disease.

Serious allergic reactions happen very rarely. If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) including breathlessness, lip swelling or tongue swelling, call 999 immediately.

Nexium may not be suitable for everyone. You should tell your prescriber if you:

  • Have liver problems
  • Have problems digesting glucose or sucrose
  • Have ever had an allergic reaction to esomeprazole or another medication
  • Are due to have an endoscopy (as esomeprazole may cause unreliable results)
  • Are pregnant or trying to conceive – Nexium may still be suitable but it is important that your prescriber is aware
  • Are breastfeeding – Nexium is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.

Your prescriber will advise whether Nexium is a suitable medication for you.

Some medications can interact with Nexium. You may be advised that Nexium will not suit you if you already take:

  • Nelfinavir
  • Atazanavir
  • Clopidogrel
  • Methotrexate
  • Tacrolimus
  • Some antifungal medications
  • Digoxin
  • Diazepam
  • Citalopram
  • Clomipramine
  • Imipramine
  • Phenytoin.

Because Nexium may not suit everyone, we will complete a Consultation with you including a health questionnaire. This will ensure that the medication will be suitable for you.

A qualified prescriber will review your current medications, including any herbal remedies or supplements, to ensure that Nexium will not interact with them. 

Once prescribed, Nexium will be ordered on your behalf via electronic prescription. Nexium will then be conveniently dispatched from one of our partner pharmacies.

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Buying Nexium Online

Can I buy Nexium online?

You can safely buy Nexium online at EU Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Nexium is the right medication for your medical condition.

Do I need a prescription for Nexium?

Yes, in order to purchase Nexium you will need a valid prescription. Please note, all requests for supply of prescription medications are subject to an online clinical consultation and the decision to prescribe will be made by a doctor.

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