Active Ingredient(s): Esomeprazole
FDA Approved: * February 20, 2001
Pharm Company: * ASTRAZENECA
Category: Heart Burn / Indigestion

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Nexium Overview

Esomeprazole sold under the brand name Nexium (or Nexum) among others,[1] is a proton-pump inhibitor which reduces stomach acid. It is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It decreases secretion of acid through inhibition of the H+/K+-ATPase in the parietal cells of the stomach. By inhibiting the functioning of this transporter, the drug prevents formation of stomach acid. Esomeprazole is the (S)-(−)-e...

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Nexium - Weight Gain
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I am taking nexium daily. I have found it necessary due to my rheumatoid arthritis drugs causing terrible acid reflux. It works for its purpose well, however I have found it has put about 30 to 40 pounds of weight on me since the start of the daily routine. If anyone else has suffered this fate i would hope you would comment under this thread. I feel the weight gain is much more common than the "rare" connotation that is associated in side effect listings. ## Hello, Mick! How are you? Yes, I have to agree with you. Most medications in this class do cause weight gain more frequently than that which is listed in the FDA side effect reports. However, there is also a chance that your other medications could also be contributing. What else do you take?
Updated 5 minutes ago.
how should I take Nexium 40 mg?
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I have chronic acid reflux, GERD, etc. I currently have esophagus erosion and my doctor prescribed Nexium 40 mg for 2 weeks. I have 20 mg tablets. My question is should I take the 40 mg (2 tablets) at one time or one in the morning and one in the evening? which way is most effective? ## Generally, unless instructed otherwise, one should be taken in the morning, just before your meal, and one in the evening just before a meal. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, and flatulence. However, it never hurts to double check with your doctor to be sure. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?
Updated 2 months ago.
pink oval tablet with a e i
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I have a pink oval pill. On the front it says AEI and on the back it says 40mg. Can you please tell me what it is? ## Hi Lolly, A pink oblong pill with "A/EI" on one side and "40mg" on the other is reportedly a non-US version of Nexium - possibly Canadian, but I've yet to confirm that. From what I could gather, it appears to be a delayed-release tablet and contains 40mgs of the active ingredient Esomeprazole. Nexium (Esomeprazole) is used to treat symptoms of GERD, acid reflux, peptic ulcers and more... I hope this helps!
Updated 2 months ago.
nexpro side effects
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side effects of nexpro ## Nexpro is sold in the U.S. under the brand name Nexium, it contains the active ingredient Esomaprazole, this is a proton pump inhibitor that helps reduce the amount of acid that your stomach produces. Common side effects can include: nausea, gas, diarrhea and headache. You can read more about the medication here: Do you have any questions? ## I am using Nexpro20 for the past four months ; stomach appears to be floated ; more gas and frequent urination , less sleepn
Updated 3 months ago.
Pantocid vs Nexmezol
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Good day, I have been taking Nexmezol for years, but it has become very expensive. My doctor has advised a change to Pantocid which is cheaper in South Africa. Which one is the better product and is there another type of generic available? ## Good question....I used to take Nexium and switched to its genetic Nexmezol but its almost as expensive....just ridiculous to pay so much for the generic. What is as effective but one doesnt have to go into overdraft to afford it?
Updated 3 months ago.
pink oval pill letters a e h 20mg
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Found in my car, not sure who it belonged too? What is it for? My friends have been in the car & I have young grandkids. The tablet is peach colored and oval with the letters A E H on one side & 20mg on the other. ## This is listed as being a 20mg Nexium gastroresistant tablet, it is used to help treat or prevent conditions such as heartburn, gastritis, GERD, and ulcers. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 months ago.
Can I Split Nexium 40 Capsules In Half
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My doctor changed my Nexium prescription from 40 mg to 20 mg. Can I separate the pills I have in half so I don't waste what I have? ## No, you can't safely split a capsule, because there is no way to ensure that you are evenly splitting the amount of the medication that is inside them. Learn more Nexium details here. Why did your doctor lower the dosage? Unless there was some reason for doing so, there is likely little harm in finishing up what you have of the higher one and then moving to the lower dosage, since this is just a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. ## I just tried Nexium 24 (20 mg pills), and it worked great at stopping my heartburn, which I get every day and sometimes multiple times/day, but, it gave me bad cramps and diar...
Updated 1 year ago.
nexpro 40
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acid reflux ## i need to know the information abt the nexpro fast 40 tablets ## It is just another generic for Nexium, which contains Esomaprazole, used to treat ulcers and GERD. ## Is there any permanent solution of acidity as i am taking Nexpro 40 mg by last 2 years ## I am suffering from Gastric and consulted the doctor regard to the disease. They have conducted Endoscopy and to the extent of ERCP and recommended use tablet Nexpro 40 every day 30 minutes before the breakfast. I am using this tablet from 2007 November onwards. My gastric is under control with nexpor tablet. If I dont take the tablet, resulting buring sensation in the chest then I have to chew a tablet i.e. Gelusil MPS. I have discussed with our doctor regarding the side effects, he says that there in no side effects. ...
Updated 1 year ago.
How long before the side effects disappear?
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Hi, I've been taking Nexium for about a year having switched from Lansoprazole which seemed to have become less effective for my reflux issues. The side effects have gradually worsened over the last 6 months, beginning with bloating that worsened as the day went on but in the last 6 weeks constant headaches and loose stools and diarrhoea with nasty stomach cramps. I stopped taking the Nexium 2 days ago and I'm currently using Ranitidine while my Dr is arranging tests. The headaches are a little better but the gastric symptoms are unchanged, how long might it be before things get back to normal? Many thanks, Matt. ## Hello, Matt! How are you? I'm very sorry about what you've experienced. It may take about a month, or so, for the side effects to fully go away and for your ...
Updated 1 year ago.
purple capsule upjohn 331
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Found a purple pill that is the color of next nexium but the imprint is upjohn331...anyone know what this could be? ## I think the imprint is wrong. Either someone has tampered with this, switching the capsule or it could be nexium but I wouldn't take chances. Throw it out! ## @Nay, Whereabouts did you get it from? Depending on a pill's origin, I feel that it's legitimacy could probably speak for itself (i.e. from India, the internet, a local pharmacy, a friend, etc). I've also seen the following drug manufacturer's names associated with other pills bearing an "upjohn" imprint: Greenstone LLC, Pfizer (Mexico), Pharmacia Corp. Perhaps through contacting them, they can determine if your pill fits the description of something they actually make (or used to make)...
Updated 1 year ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets: 20mg, 40mg
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 20mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 20mg, 40mg
  • For Suspension, Delayed Release: 10mg/packet, 2.5mg/packet, 20mg/packet, 40mg/packet, 5mg/packet
  • Injection: 20mg, 20mg/vial, 40mg, 40mg/vial
  • Suspension: 10mg
  • Suspension, Delayed Release: 20mg, 40mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 20mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Nexium: (31 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0186-4010 Nexium 10 mg/1 Oral Granule, Delayed Release by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-4020 Nexium 20 mg/1 Oral Granule, Delayed Release by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-4025 Nexium 2.5 mg/1 Oral Granule, Delayed Release by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-4040 Nexium 40 mg/1 Oral Granule, Delayed Release by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-4050 Nexium 5 mg/1 Oral Granule, Delayed Release by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-5020 Nexium 20 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-5022 Nexium 20 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-5040 Nexium 40 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-5042 Nexium 40 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 16590-625 Nexium 20 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-091 Nexium 20 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-092 Nexium 40 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 49349-754 Nexium 40 mg Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-307 Nexium 40 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50090-0742 Nexium 40 mg Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50436-3121 Nexium 40 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Unit Dose Services
  • 52125-067 Nexium 20 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 54569-5273 Nexium 20 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-5274 Nexium 40 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54868-4510 Nexium 40 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 11 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Esomeprazole or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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