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Buy Nexium Online, Acid Reflux Prescription Medication, Heartburn Relief, GERD, Reduce Stomach Acids

Nexium Overview

Imagine, taking just one morning pill and forgetting heartburn the rest of the day. For people suffering from frequent heartburn, there is relief. Nexium is a prescription medication that puts out the fire—and it works for anyone age 12 and over.

The drug Nexium is used to treat the signs and symptoms of acid reflux disease, as well as gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or GERD. For many, Nexium provides relief for up to 24 hours with just one dose. Nexium also helps to control inflammation in the esophagus caused by stomach acids—and helps promote healing in the esophagus lining.

How Nexium Works:

Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor—which means it turns off the stomach’s "acid pumps.” When these specific acid-producing pumps are shut down, there is less acid in your stomach. When your stomach produces less acid, less gets into your esophagus. That same excess acid can possibly damage tissues, too.

So, when Nexium turns off the acid pumps, it can relieve heartburn pain. It can also heal damage caused by acid in the esophagus lining. For many people, this healing can occur in the first 4 to 8 weeks. These results may vary.

How to take Nexium:

Nexium capsules should be taken orally approximately one hour before a meal with a full glass of water. It is important to continue to take Nexium regularly until the prescription is finished to experience the best results. At that point, your doctor may evaluate you to determine whether a second course of treatment is necessary.

Benefits of Nexium:

For people who suffer from the pain and burning associated with acid reflux and GERD, relief is the most important benefit of taking Nexium. Just one convenient dose controls acid for up to 24 hours, and there is no need to avoid food or beverages. You can go ahead and enjoy your morning coffee without any heartburn!

When you decide to take Nexium, talk to your doctor about it. Keep in mind: There are six available medications in the same class of drugs as Nexium. They all have generic equivalents. Nexium does not have a generic form.

No two drugs in this class are exactly the same. They don’t all work the same for all patients (that includes the generics). When doctors prescribe Nexium, it’s because they believe Nexium is the right one for their patients.

You can find the popular acid reflux prescription Nexium right here at AccessRx.

Important Patient Information

ESOMEPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE CAPSULE - ORAL (ES-oh-MEP-ra-zole) COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Nexium

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

USES: Esomeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Esomeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

HOW TO USE: Read the Medication Guide and the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking esomeprazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily, at least 1 hour before a meal. Dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not crush or chew this medication. Swallow the capsules whole. If you have difficulty swallowing this medication whole, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents into a tablespoon of unheated applesauce. Swallow the applesauce mixture right away without chewing it. Do not prepare the mixture ahead of time for later use. Doing so may destroy the drug. If needed, antacids may be taken along with this medication. If you are also taking sucralfate, take esomeprazole at least 30 minutes before sucralfate. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Continue to take this medication for the prescribed length of treatment even if you are feeling better. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

SIDE EFFECTS: See also Precautions section. Headache or abdominal pain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: symptoms of a low magnesium blood level (such as unusually fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, persistent muscle spasms, seizures). This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of bacteria. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, fever, blood/mucus in your stool. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking esomeprazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other PPIs (such as lansoprazole, omeprazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease. Some symptoms may actually be signs of a more serious condition. Tell your doctor immediately if you have: heartburn with lightheadedness/sweating/dizziness, chest pain or shoulder pain (especially with trouble breathing, sweating, lightheadedness, pain spreading to arms/jaw/neck/shoulders), unexplained weight loss. Proton pump inhibitors (such as esomeprazole) may increase your risk for bone fractures, especially with longer use, higher doses, and in older adults. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about ways to prevent bone loss/fracture, such as by taking calcium (such as calcium citrate) and vitamin D supplements. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially fever, cough, and infections of the nose/throat/airways. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. The effects on a nursing infant are unknown. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include: cilostazol, clopidogrel, methotrexate (especially high-dose treatment), rifampin, St John's wort. Some products need stomach acid so that the body can absorb them properly. Esomeprazole decreases stomach acid, so it may change how well these products work. Some affected products include atazanavir, digoxin, erlotinib, nelfinavir, rilpivirine, certain azole antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole), among others. This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests, possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: confusion, extreme sweating, blurred vision, or unusually fast heartbeat.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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