NEXIUM may help your acid-related symptoms, but you could still have serious stomach problems. Talk with your doctor. NEXIUM can cause serious side effects, including:
Diarrhea. NEXIUM may increase your risk of getting severe diarrhea. This diarrhea may be caused by an infection (Clostridium difficile) in your intestines
Important Safety Information About NEXIUM
Symptom relief does not rule out the presence of other serious stomach conditions
It may increase your risk of getting severe diarrhea. Call your doctor right away if you have watery stool, stomach pain and fever that does not go away
Talk to your doctor about your risk for:
bone fractures if you take multiple daily doses of this drug for a long period of time
low magnesium levels if you take it for a long period of time
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, prescription and non-prescription drugs, including clopidogrel, vitamins and herbal supplements. NEXIUM may affect how other medicines work and other medicines may affect how this drug works.
In adults 18 and older, side effects with this product include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain
In children 1 to 17 years of age, side effects with it include headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and sleepiness
In pediatric patients 1 month to less than 1 year of age, side effects with this tablet include abdominal pain, regurgitation, rapid heart rate and abnormal liver function test results
Do not take NEXIUM if you:
are allergic to esomeprazole magnesium or any of the ingredients in NEXIUM.
for a complete list of ingredients in NEXIUM
are allergic to any other proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medicine
Before you take NEXIUM, tells your doctor if you:
have been told that you have low magnesium levels in your blood
have liver problems
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if NEXIUM can harm your unborn baby
are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if NEXIUM passes into your breastmilk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take NEXIUM or breastfeed. You should not do both. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take NEXIUM
The most common side effects with NEXIUM may include:
abdominal pain, constipation
dry mouth, drowsiness
Other side effects:
Serious allergic reactions.
Tell your doctor if you get any of the following symptoms with NEXIUM:
Approved Uses for NEXIUM
NEXIUM is prescribed to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease, which typically include persistent heartburn on 2 or more days per week, despite treatment and change of diet.
For many people, this drug is also prescribed to heal damage to the esophagus called erosive esophagitis. This damage may be caused over time from stomach acid wearing away the lining of the esophagus. Only a doctor can diagnose this condition. With NEXIUM, most erosions heal in 4 to 8 weeks. Your results with NEXIUM may vary.
For children and adolescents 1 year to 17 years of age, NEXIUM may be prescribed for up to 8 weeks for short-term treatment of GERD.
In children 1 month to less than 1 year of age, NEXIUM is only used to treat GERD with acid-related damage to the esophagus (erosive esophagitis) for up to 6 weeks.
It is not known if NEXIUM is effective in children under 1 month of age.
Store this medicine at room temperature. Protect from heat, light and moisture. Keep away from reach of children.