Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium)
What is Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) used for?
Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) is an oral proton pump inhibitor prescribed to treat patients suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disease or to prevent peptic ulcers. It operates by decreasing the amount of acid being produced by the stomach to prevent the destruction of the stomach lining, heartburn, or reflux into the esophagus. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium)?
Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) is typically administered once daily an hour before your meal, but your particular instructions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large cup of water. Never change the form of the medicine by crushing, splitting, or chewing it as this may destroy or alter the effects of its contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium)?
Some patients using Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) have reported experiencing side effects including:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention are dizziness, confusion, irregular heartbeat, involuntary muscle movement, tremors, choking sensation, bloody diarrhea, or seizures. Inform your physician about any symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying so that the correct adjustments can be made to your regimen such as alterations to your dosage and frequency of use.
Do not begin using Nexpro (Esomeprazole Magnesium) if you are breastfeeding or fructose intolerant. Also inform your physician if you have osteoporosis, a B12 deficiency, severely decreased liver function, or severely decreased kidney function. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other changes to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.