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NEXIUM 24HR
Hyperacidity, GERD, and ulcers
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Drug Name:

NEXIUM 24HR OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Esomeprazole 20mg (equivalent to 22.3mg esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate); delayed-release caps; contains gelatin.

Company:
Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for NEXIUM 24HR:

Frequent heartburn (≥2 days/week). Not intended for immediate relief of heartburn (may take 1–4 days for full effect).

Adult:

Swallow whole. Take before eating in the AM. ≥18yrs: 20mg once daily for 14 days; may repeat 14-day course every 4 months.

Children:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Heartburn >3 months. Frequent wheezing. Unexplained weight loss. Nausea/vomiting. Stomach pain. Reevaluate if condition continues or worsens after 14 days. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

May affect or be affected by blood-thinning agents (eg, warfarin, clopidogrel, cilostazol), antifungals, digoxin, diazepam, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, antiretrovirals, methotrexate.

Pharmacological Class:

Proton pump inhibitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea (discontinue if occurs).

How Supplied:

Caps—14, 28, 42

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