Nexium

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 names Nexium 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...

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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...

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Nexium

I have GERD, suffer terrably bad.I've been cut off medicaid & I have not a cent to my name.My Dr. perscribed Nexium 4 me 4 about 2 yrs. now.I havn't had Nexium 4 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 Greatful.this morn 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 SA and i recenlt...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Nexium - Weight Gain

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?

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how should I take Nexium 40 mg?

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?

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pink oval tablet with a e i

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!

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Esomeprazole
  • 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: (32 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.
  • 12 more results ...

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

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I now am taking nexium 45 minutes before my first meal of the day. At the next meal I take a calcium/vit D/magnesium sup... 3 replies
Nexium and Sensa
I've been on nexium fro 2 years. I wanted to know if Sensa would interact with this presciption? ## Hi ShayShay, See... 2 replies
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I am using Nexiam 40 g for 10 days now. No more heartburn but I still have a hollow feeling on my stomach and now also u... 2 replies
NEXIUM,40MG,CAPSULE
PURPLE,CAPSULE,40MGS ## Please send me the size of the capsule for nexium 20mg and 40mg. ## I can't find the prescis... 2 replies
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