Neksium 20mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S contains esomeprazole and belongs to a medicine group known as proton pump inhibitors, which reduce the production of acid in the stomach.
Uses of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S uses are in the following cases: ulcer in the stomach and first part of the intestine, stomach infection by Helicobacter pylori bacteria where it is used with antibiotics, inflammation of the protective lining in the stomach (gastritis), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is also called heartburn
Contraindications of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to esomeprazole or any other proton pump inhibitors such as pantoprazole, lanzoprazole, rabeprazole and omeprazole. Patients who are on HIV medications or have/suspected to have stomach cancer should also avoid this medicine.
Side effects of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
The Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S side effects are constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence, headache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, allergic reactions, increased risk of infections when used for a long time, low sodium and magnesium levels in the blood, serious skin conditions like skin blistering, erosion of mouth, nose, lips, genitals (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) and light sensitivity
Precautions and Warnings of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
No reports are available to show the safety of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S during pregnancy. Take advice from your doctor if you need to consume this medicine and use it only if the benefits outweigh the risk to your unborn infant.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
There is no information available if this medicine can pass through breast milk. Consult with your doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking it.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The medicine has a negligible effect on your driving ability. Avoid driving if you observe symptoms such as dizziness or changes in vision.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
It is safe to consume alcohol with the medicine. However, refrain from drinking excess alcohol as it can lead to acidity and heartburn.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Tell your doctor if you are more than 55 years and have been using this medicine since a long time, have a history of surgery in the stomach and if you ever had an allergic reaction with a medicine that works similarly to Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S. Avoid using this medicine and inform your doctor if you get skin rash after sun exposure or if you get severe diarrhoea.read less
Mode of Action of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
How Does It Work?
This medicine works by attaching to the proton pumps in the stomach, which secretes the acid and thus, reduces its production.
Directions for Use of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
Use Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S as prescribed by your doctor and for the recommended duration. It should be consumed one hour before food. Drink lots of fluids when taking this medicine.
Interactions of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
Interactions with other medicines
- Antifungal medications such as itraconazole, ketoconazole
- medicines like erlotinib and methotrexate used for some kinds of cancer
- HIV/AIDS medications (such as nelfinavir/tenofovir/atazanavir, rilpivirine, etc.)
- blood thinning medicines such as warfarin and phenprocoumon
Interactions with food items
No interactions of this medicine with food has been reported. However, nicotine, caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate or cola) and alcohol use can stimulate the production of acid in the stomach or increase the time required to heal ulcers.
Other general Interactions
- Liver disease
- severe renal problems
Storage and disposal of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
Store Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S at room temperature in the provided pack and protect it from light and moisture. Place the medicine out of reach of children. Do not throw expired medications in any kind of wastewater. Ask your pharmacist about the disposal of this medicine.
Dosage of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S
Overdose may cause symptoms such as nausea, sweating, flushing, breathlessness, dry mouth, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, tremor, loss of coordination, confusion or convulsions. Seek emergency medical attention in such an event.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose of Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S immediately. However, if the time for the next dose is nearing, skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular dosing schedule. Do not have double doses of this medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Are there any dietary restrictions while using Neksium 20mg Tab 10`S?
A: It is better to avoid fatty and spicy foods. Also, do not take heavy meals just before bedtime.
Q: What is acid reflux?
A: Acid reflux is the flow of acids in the stomach back into the food pipe.
Q: Can I take this medicine with an antacid?
A: You can take this medicine with an antacid. However, consume the antacid two hours before or after taking this medicine.
Q: Will this medicine cause infertility?
A: There are no known reports that show this medicine can lead to infertility in males or females.
Q: Can this medicine be safely consumed by children?
A: It is safe to be used by children.
Q: Can a patient who is subjected to dialysis consume this medicine?
A: This medicine can be taken by a patient who is subjected to dialysis if instructed by your doctor. This medicine binds to the proteins in the body and is not expected to be eliminated by dialysis.
Q: For how long can this medication be taken?
A: The length of the treatment depends on the severity of the condition. It is usually taken for a duration ranging from a month to 6 months. It may be prescribed for even a more extended period of time.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 06:48 AM (IST)
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