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Nexium Control

Nexium Control is what is known as a proton pump inhibitor – a medicine that decreases the production of stomach acid. Nexium Control tablets contain the active ingredient esomeprazole, which increases gastric pH, helping to reduce irritation to the lining of the stomach and decreasing the production of stomach acid.

What is Nexium Control?

Nexium Control is what is known as a proton pump inhibitor – a medicine that decreases the production of stomach acid. Nexium Control tablets contain the active ingredient esomeprazole, which increases gastric pH, helping to reduce irritation to the lining of the stomach and decreasing the production of stomach acid.

What is Nexium Control used for?

Nexium Control is used to treat acid reflux symptoms. In the condition known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux, stomach acid is allowed to flow back into the food pipe, where it causes pain and a burning sensation known as heartburn. The acid can also cause the lining of the food pipe to become inflamed.

How to use Nexium Control

Nexium Control tablets may be taken at any time of the day, either with or without food. Nexium Control tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water – do not chew or crush them as they contain granules which are covered in a special coating to protect them from acid breakdown in the stomach. It is therefore very important not to damage the granules. If you have difficulty swallowing the Nexium Control tablets whole, they can be dispersed in a glass of still water (do not use carbonated water or other liquids.) Stir until the tablet disintegrates and the water is cloudy. Drink the mixture immediately or at most within 30 minutes (stir again before drinking) then rinse the glass around with water and drink to make sure you have taken all the medicine.

Dosage

Nexium Control is available without a prescription in 20 mg tablets. The usual dose is one Nexium Control tablet once a day. Do not take more than the recommended dose, even if it does not relieve the symptoms immediately. Nexium Control tablets may take two to three days to take effect. This medicine should not be used for longer than two weeks at a time. If your symptoms have not improved by this time, consult a doctor.

Side effects

As with all medicines, Nexium Control tablets may cause a number of side effects, although not everybody of course will suffer from them. The most common side effects are headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach- ache, constipation and flatulence, and nausea or vomiting. For a complete list of side effects, see the package leaflet.

When not to use Nexium Control

Nexium Control tablets should not be used if you are allergic to one of the ingredients in this medicine, or to proton pump inhibitors such as pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole or omeprazole. For a list of all the ingredients in Nexium Control, see the package leaflet. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

Pregnancy / driving ability / alcohol

Avoid taking Nexium Control tablets if you are pregnant. Nexium Control should not be used while breastfeeding. Seek medical advice if you are pregnant and need to take Nexium Control tablets. Although it is not likely that Nexium Control affects your ability to drive safely, it may cause dizziness in some people. Do not drive if you experience this side effect. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Nexium Control tablets.

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