What are Nexium capsules 20 mg for ulcers (esomeprazole magnesium hydrohydrate)?
An active principle of Nexium capsules is esomeprazole magnesium hydrohydrate, a magnesium salt of esomeprazole, the S-isomer of omeprazole. It works as gastric proton pump inhibitor, affecting proton pump, which is a last step in gastric acid secretion, and, by this, reducing the secretion of the acid.
Nexium tablets are effective for the treatment of gastric, duodenal and anastomotic ulcers, reflux esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and for suppression of recurrence of gastric or duodenal ulcer associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or low-dose aspirin medication. As this medicine enhances antimicrobial actions of antibacterial agents, it is also used for supporting the eradication of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach in gastric or duodenal ulcer together with antibiotics.
Active principles: esomeprazole magnesium hydrohydrate
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., AstraZeneca K.K., Japan
- gastric, duodenal or anastomotic ulcer,
- reflux esophagitis,
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome,
- suppression of recurrence of gastric or duodenal ulcer associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or low-dose aspirin medication,
- supporting the eradication of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach in gastric or duodenal ulcer (together with antibacterial agents).
How to take
Adults should take 1 capsule a day, after meal. The recommended course duration should not exceed 6-8 weeks.
Nexium capsules can be used for treatment of children with body weight of 20 kg or more. The dosage is to be prescribed by pediatrician in charge.
Contraindications: do not use for patients with liver disorder. Do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.