Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium)
What is Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) used for?
Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) is used for a variety of conditions, such as treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, esophagitis, acid reflux, ulcers and other conditions relating to excessive stomach acid production. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, which are proven to treat these symptoms by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
How should I use Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium)?
Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) comes in the form of tablets, which should be taken orally, usually once per day, before meals. The exact dosage and length of treatment required varies for each patient, depending on the condition being treated. You must consult your physician before taking this medication, and discuss the proper usage of this drug. Never exceed the prescribed amount.
What are the side effects of Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium)?
Some patients who have taken Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) to treat their symptoms have reported side effects such as headaches or abdominal pain. Consult your physician as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:
Discuss the risk of all possible side effects with the prescribing physician before you take this medication.
This medication may increase the risk of fractures of the wrist, hip and spine. Patients who are over 50 years of age or who take high doses or take this drug for more than a year are most at risk from this. Consult your physician and discuss the risk of fractures while taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.