Nexium (Oral)

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Generic Available?

I would like to knoe if there is a Generic version of Nexium available.  If yes, what is it called.  If no, is there a generic pending soon or is there one being developed? Thank you
by Gordon Current in Fredericksburg, VA, 11/04/2006

Nexium (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Nexium (Oral)

Nexium (Oral) Medication Classification


Nexium (Oral) Brandname


Nexium (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Esomeprazole (es-oh-ME-pray-zole) Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also used with antibiotics to treat certain types of ulcers.

When To Not Use Nexium (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to esomeprazole or similar medicines such as omeprazole (Prilosec®), lansoprazole (Prevacid®), or pantoprazole (Protonix®).

How Should You Use Nexium (Oral)

Delayed Release Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine at least 1 hour before a meal.
  • Swallow the capsule whole. If you cannot swallow the capsule, you may open it and pour the medicine into a small amount of soft food such as yogurt or applesauce. Stir this mixture well and swallow it without chewing.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Nexium (Oral) Storage

Store Nexium (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Nexium (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Nexium (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using ketoconazole (Nizoral®), iron supplements, digoxin (Lanoxin®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), or amoxicillin (Amoxil®).

Nexium (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease.

Nexium (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Increased stomach pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, or constipation

Nexium (Oral) Ratings

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Nexium (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *


james kelley, seattle wa - 05/23/2009

My 98-year-old mother got very ill after taking the pill for approximately 4 days. She threw up and got very weak and tired. She stopped the pills immediately and is taking pantropazole. We are hoping for the best.

Nexium (Oral)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: **


ZOHAIB KHATRI, lapeerm'mi - 01/01/2008

My doctor prescribed Nexium 40 mg twice a day. I have been taking it for 2 months now. So far I am still experiencing acid refux. I have propped myself up on 4 or 5 pillows, eaten bland foods, not eaten 3 to 4 hours before bedtime, and I still have pain. For a few hours each day I also have loss of taste. This must be a side effect from the Nexium. I am not sure if the manufacturers are aware of this problem. I will continue to take this product for about 2 more months. If there is no relief I will try someething else.