About Nexum 20mg
Nexum 20mg Capsule is used to treat a number of stomach and esophageal disorders like acid reflux and gastric ulcers. Each Capsule of Nexum 20mg contains the active ingredient Esomeprazole which belongs to the group of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors which help reduce the amount of acid your stomach produces.
How effective is Nexum 20mg?
Nexum 20mg Capsule is quite effective as it treats disorders associated with excessive acid production in the stomach such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers infected by bacteria as well as caused by the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and the disorder called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, characterized by the growth of pancreas and overproduction of stomach acid.
The stomach acid production occurs in several steps. Nexum 20mg works by inhibiting the final step of stomach acid production process by binding at certain sites of the acid-producing cells in the stomach called parietal cells.
What dose should I choose?
For the treatment of GERD in adults, the usual dose is 2 Capsules (40 mg) taken orally once per day.
For the treatment of NSAID-induced ulcers in adults, the usual dose is 1 Capsule (20 mg) taken orally once per day.
For the treatment of GERD in children over the age of 12 years, the usual dose is 2 Capsules (40 mg) taken orally once per day.
Nexum 20mg should not be used for the immediate relief of heartburn.
What are the side-effects and other warnings when taking Nexum 20mg?
Many individuals using Nexum 20mg do not experience any side-effects.
Some common and uncommon side-effects experienced after taking this medicine are:
- Abdominal pain
- Watery or bloody diarrhoea
- Seizures or convulsions
- Kidney problems
- Joint pain
- Dry mouth
If you experience any side-effects that persist or worsen or any unusual symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
Notify your doctor about any prescription/non-prescription drugs you may be taking.
If you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, notify your doctor or a pharmacist before using this drug.