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Nexium 20 mg capsule,delayed release(DR/EC)

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Nexium 20 mg Generics & Alternatives

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Drug Description

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). If you are self-treating with this medication, over-the-counter esomeprazole products are used to treat frequent heartburn (occurring 2 or more days a week). Since it may take 1 to 4 days to have full effect, these products do not relieve heartburn right away. For over-the-counter products, carefully read the package instructions to make sure the product is right for you. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar brand names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.

Side Effects

Occasional & Severe Side Effects
  • Sinusitis
Rare & Severe Side Effects
  • candidiasis
  • pancytopenia
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Feeling Agitated
  • Depression
  • aggressive behavior
  • Blurred Vision
  • hypertension
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Bronchospastic Pulmonary Disease
  • Stomatitis
  • Hepatic Failure
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Interstitial Nephritis
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myalgia
  • Hallucinations
  • Jaundice
  • Tachyarrhythmia
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • goiter
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Anemia
  • Thrombocytopenic Disorder
  • Abnormal Hepatic Function Tests
  • angioedema
  • Urticaria
  • Fracture
  • subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
  • Gastritis
Frequent & Moderate Side Effects
  • Dizziness
  • Headache Disorder
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Acute Abdominal Pain
Occasional & Moderate Side Effects
  • Xerostomia
  • Dyspepsia
  • constipation
Rare & Moderate Side Effects
  • Gynecomastia
  • Skin Photosensitivity
  • Pruritus of Skin
  • Alopecia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Dysgeusia
  • Drowsy
  • Abdominal Distension
  • General Weakness
  • Edema
  • Flushing
  • Fatigue
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Dysphagia
  • Arthralgia
  • Skin Inflammation
  • hypomagnesemia
  • Colitis
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Back Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Facial Edema
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Chills
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