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  • Nexium 40mg gastro-resistant tablets
  • Contains the active ingredient Esomeprazole
  • Effective treatment for heartburn, acid reflux and GERD symptoms

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Nexium Tablets for Acid Reflux

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Sakib Mohammed

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"Nexium acid reflux treatment is a reliable solution for those suffering from acid reflux. Nexium tablets work to reduce stomach acid production, providing significant relief from acid reflux symptoms and improving overall digestive health."

About Nexium 40mg Tablets

Nexium Tablets, known for their efficacy in treating acid reflux, contain the active ingredient esomeprazole. Nexium 40mg Tablets work by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces, alleviating symptoms associated with acid reflux.

Key featuresNexium 40mg Tablets
Drug TypeProton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)
UseTreats acid reflux and ulcers
How to takeOrally, Empty Stomach
Common side effectsHeadache, dizziness, diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, flatulence, nausea or vomiting, dry mouth.
StorageRoom temp, away from moisture
Prescription NeededYes
Patient Information Leaflethttps://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4658.pdf

What are Nexium Tablets used for?

Primarily, Nexium Tablets are used to treat acid reflux, a condition where acid from the stomach travels up into the oesophagus, causing discomfort and inflammation. The medication’s effectiveness lies in its ability to control and reduce stomach acid production. While different strengths are available, the appropriate one depends on the severity and frequency of your symptoms. Additionally, Nexium Tablets can also provide relief for conditions like heartburn.

How do Nexium Tablets work?

Nexium Tablets contain esomeprazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These inhibitors block a specific enzyme in the stomach wall responsible for acid production. By inhibiting this enzyme, Nexium Tablets effectively reduce the amount of acid produced, thereby treating the symptoms of acid reflux.

Who are Nexium 40mg Tablets suitable for?

Nexium Tablets are suitable for adults who experience symptoms of acid reflux or heartburn or individuals who are diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, this acid reflux medication might not be suitable for everyone. For instance, it’s not recommended for individuals with certain medical conditions or those taking specific medications.

You should not take Nexium for acid reflux treatment if:

  • You are allergic to esomeprazole or any other ingredients in Nexium Tablets.
  • You are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for HIV infection).

How to take Nexium Tablets

For acid reflux, the usual dose of Nexium Tablets is one tablet daily. Swallow the tablet whole with water, ideally at a similar time each day. For details on when to take Nexium Tablets and the correct dose of Nexium, consult your pharmacist or refer to the patient information leaflet.

Can you buy Nexium 40mg online?

You can conveniently buy Nexium 40mg online through Click2Pharmacy’s online acid reflux treatment clinic. The process involves filling out a free online consultation, after which a licensed pharmacist will review your case. If Nexium Tablets are deemed appropriate for you, they will be prescribed and delivered directly to your door.

Nexium Side Effects

While Nexium Tablets are generally well-tolerated, like all medications, they can cause side effects in some people. However, not everyone will experience these effects. It’s important to be aware of them so you can take appropriate action if needed.

Common Side Effects

The common side effects of Nexium Tablets include:

  • Headache or dizziness.
  • Diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, or flatulence.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Dry mouth.

Uncommon Side Effects

Some less common side effects of Nexium Tablets are:

  • Swelling of the feet or ankles.
  • Disturbed sleep.
  • Tingling sensations or itching.
  • Feeling lethargic or fatigued.

Serious Side Effects

Rare but serious side effects of Nexium Tablets may include:

  • Severe allergic reactions. 
  • Jaundice, dark urine, or tiredness (which can indicate liver problems).
  • Severe skin reactions.

If you experience any severe or concerning side effects, stop taking Nexium Tablets immediately and seek medical attention. For a comprehensive list of side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet.

Nexium Tablets 40mg Ingredients

Active Ingredients

The ingredients of Nexium Tablets include the active ingredient esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor.

Other Ingredients

These tablets also include various other ingredients to form the tablet, such as microcrystalline cellulose, glycerol monostearate, and other inert substances that aid in tablet formation and absorption.

Important Information

  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist about any other medications you’re taking before taking Nexium gastro-resistant tablets.
  • Avoid Nexium Tablets if you have a known allergy to esomeprazole or other proton pump inhibitors.
  • Do not take Nexium if you have liver or kidney problems.
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.

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Nexium Tablets FAQs

Studies have shown esomeprazole, the active ingredient in Nexium Tablets, to be highly effective in treating acid reflux. They work by reducing stomach acid production, thus providing relief from symptoms and preventing damage to the oesophagus.

Nexium Tablets typically start to reduce stomach acid within a few hours of taking them. However, it may take a few days to experience full relief from acid reflux symptoms.

In the UK, Nexium Tablets are available as a prescription-only medication. You can get a prescription for Nexium through our online acid reflux clinic.

While there’s no direct contraindication against consuming alcohol while taking Nexium Tablets, alcohol can increase stomach acid production, potentially worsening acid reflux symptoms. It’s advisable to limit alcohol consumption while undergoing treatment.

The duration for taking Nexium Tablets varies depending on the individual’s condition and response to treatment. It’s important to follow your doctor’s or pharmacist’s advice regarding the length of treatment.

Nexium Tablets should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep the medication out of reach of children.

Yes, you can buy Nexium online with a prescription from Click2Pharmacy’s online clinic. Simply fill in a free online consultation to get started.

Generally, Nexium Tablets can be taken with most other medications. However, there are some drugs that may interact with esomeprazole, affecting its efficacy or causing adverse reactions. Always inform your pharmacist about any other medications you are taking during your online consultation.

While Nexium Tablets are effective for treating acid reflux, concerns have been raised regarding their long-term use. Extended use of Nexium has been associated with serious side effects, including kidney disease, dementia, and severe diarrhoea. Research also suggests a potential link to conditions like cancer and chronic kidney disease​​.

When considering Nexium for pregnancy acid reflux symptoms, it should be used only if necessary and under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Although human studies have not shown significant risks in pregnancy, animal studies have indicated potential risks at high doses.

It’s not recommended to take Nexium when breastfeeding, as it’s unknown whether esomeprazole (the active ingredient in Nexium) is excreted into breast milk, and the effects on infants are not well understood.

Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Omeprazole, Lansoprazole and Pantoprazole work in similar ways to treat acid reflux and GERD symptoms. However, they differ in clinical pharmacology, and Omeprazole and Lansoprazole are more likely to interact with other medications than Pantoprazole.

Esomeprazole, the active ingredient in Nexium, is similar to Omeprazole in the conditions it treats, and several studies have found there is no difference between them when it comes to the treatment of acid reflux symptoms. However, they are made of slightly different compounds. Omeprazole contains a mixture of two stereo-isomers: R-omeprazole and S-omeprazole, whereas Esomeprazole contains just S-omeprazole.

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