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 among others,[2] is a medication which reduces stomach acid.[9] It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome.[9][10] Effectiveness is similar to other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).[11] It is taken by mouth or injection into a vein.[9] Common side effects include headache, constipation,...

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Pantocid vs Nexmezol

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? ## They are both proton pump inhibitors which work by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach to help treat, or prevent conditions, such as GERD, heartburn, and ulcers. Nexmezol contains the active ingredient Esomeprazole, Esomeprazole Information Pantocid contains the active ingredient Pantoprazole. Pantopra...

Can I Split Nexium 40 Capsules In Half

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...

White capsule blue stripe yellow imprint 181

White capsule with navy circular stripe around the middle with a yellow imprint of "181". May be generic nexium. ## You are likely referring to Esomeprazole Magnesium 20 mg delayed release capsule - it is supplied as a white capsule with the imprint I81 (that's an uppercase letter I instead of the number 1 as the first letter). It is indeed an over the counter generic Nexium, a proton pump inhibitor for treating GERD. (NDC 0363-0508, among others). Inactive Ingredients: - Silicon Dioxide - Fd&c Blue No. 1 - Gelatin, Unspecified - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Unspecified - Hypromellose, Unspecified - Magnesium Carbonate - Magnesium Oxide - Methacrylic Acid - Ethyl Acrylate Copolymer (1:1) Type a - Glyceryl Monostearate - Polysorbate 80 - Propylene Glycol - Shellac - Sodium La...

Dizziness when rising from sleep and lasting for a while

I am dizzy when waking and unable to walk without holding onto a wall. It lasts for a while. This happens even if I take a short nap in the afternoon. It seems to last longer each time. I take melatonin at night. The only meds I take are Nexium and Celebrex. ## Have you tried not taking the nexium and melatonin to see if it's the Celebrex those 2 you can do without but the Celebrex you might be able to change to a similar med just different manufacturer. I have vertigo or meneers disease its caused by inner ear problems you should go to a ENT (ear nose and throat doctor they can help with that ## Sounds like you might have low blood pressure or some type of cardiovascular issue. I'd definitely goto your doctor and discuss this issue with your doctor because it maybe a warning si...

Feksen generic Nexium

Filled my nexium 40 prescription from what I thought was a Canadian pharmacy. Package finally came in. Inside is medicine labeled "feksen" that says it is EQ to Esomeprazole which is Nexium. The pill is orange in color with no markings. I have tried to email the company from which i purchased this from but they do not return my emails. Please advise if this really is the eq. to nexium. ## Hi Ann, Do the tablets have an imprint of some kind on them? I haven't been able to find any information whatsoever on "feksen", let alone being able to relate it to Esomeprazole. If the company hasn't even been returning your emails, I would also be wondering if those are real pills at all. ## no markings at all. weird to me that the sleeve that they come in are labeled as such...

Nexium Alternatives

I have GERD, suffer terribly bad. I've been cut off medicaid & I have not a cent to my name. My Dr. prescribed Nexium for me for about 2 yrs. now. I haven't had Nexium for about a year & suffer daily w/ GERD. Sometimes if my family has any extra change someone will buy me over the counter anti-acids for me which I'm very grateful. This morning I sit here hurting sooo bad, then I remembered the old Baking Soda in the spice cabinet. It's not Nexium, but it helps... ## Hope vega is out there today,2 see that any help & advise is useful.I do Thank God... 4 this Drug disscution board,We all need each other from time 2 time,without puting ourselves out there 2 be contacted if we don't want 2...again GOD BLESS... ## You are very right about baking soda. I am in ...

prexum can cause allergic

I have just been prescribed Prexum 2.5mg and after taking it for 3 days have developed a shaking feeling in my stomach and legs I stopped taking the medication and the shaking stopped I started to take the medication again and the shaking returned could this be an allergic reaction? The only other medication I take very occasionally is Nexium ## Just checked up on this, it is recommended that Prexum be given with a diuretic or digoxin. Otherwise, your dose might be too high if you are feeling “fluttery”? ## It can be prescribed alone, it doesn't have to be given with another medication. As to the tremors, the NIH does report that as being a possible side effect of this medication, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination, so not it is not an allerg...

how to use nexpro hp kit

to take Hp kit tablets ## my doctor prescribed pantocid after endoscopy but forgot to tell me whether to take after food or before food ## What is the proper procedure for taking the HP kit before and after food? ## I have an h-pylori infection, for which my doctor suggested I take nexpro HP kit. But I wanted to know when the best time to take it is? Please give me details. ## How do I take the hp kit? Should all three tablets be taken together or should each tablet be given a time gap? Also, is it supposed to be taken - before meals or after meals / or after breakfast or after dinner? ## Doctor prescribed me to take HP kit. I want to know to take the medicin before food or after and also in morning or evening .. ## This medication is usually taken just before a meal, (Nexium/Esomeprazo...

Nexium drug information

What side effect(s) do you get when using nexium? ## The only one I've experienced after about 1 week is I can't stop eating. Never been a big eater, now I'm always hungry. ## I never had any side effects. I was on it for 4 yrs. I still need it desperately, but can't afford it even w/ medicaid discount. ## Isn't there something else you could use that's no so expensive? ## PS: Vega, Ur the one that got me thinking of the baking soda, when U wrote on Fri, 6/24/05 if there might be something else to use that's not so expensive... Thank You Vega. U got my head out of the medicine cabinet...U All Have A Blessed Life... ## I have been on Nexium 40 mg. daily for 2 years. No side effects or problems have I experenced. I have read that long term use may cause stomoch...

Red itchy rash from Nexium or Ramipril?

Hi I am 49 and have developed itchy red rash with small bumps on my neck and face. Has occurred only in last two weeks on both sides. I do have herpes and asthma, and take Valclovir ... But meds for those are longstanding, whilst Nexium and Ramipril are new. I also have clinically isolated syndrome and recently had leg and eye issues causing the dr to revisit ? MS. ## It is possible that these symptoms are due to MS, but according to the NIH, they could also be due to medication side effects. However, an itchy rash most frequently designates an allergic reaction, which means you should consult your doctor immediately, because it could mean you are allergic to one of these medications, according to FDA reports. Other allergic reactions may include swelling and trouble breathing. How are ...


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: (33 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.
  • 13 more results ...

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