Nexium is used to treat stomach acid and esophagus conditions including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) containing esomeprazole which works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by your stomach in order to relieve symptoms including difficulty swallowing, persistent cough and heartburn.
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.
Can Nexium cause bone fractures?
People who take Nexium more than once a day or for an extended period of time may be more likely to break a bone.