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Nexium 24HR
Active Ingredients
In each capsule:
Esomeprazole 20 mg (Each delayed-release capsule corresponds to 22.3 mg esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate); Acid reducer
Uses
  • treats frequent heartburn (occurs 2 or more days a week)
  • not intended for immediate relief of heartburn; this drug may take 1 to 4 days for full effect
Warnings

Allergy alert

Do not use if you are allergic to esomeprazole

Do not use if you have

  • trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools
  • heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating or dizziness
  • chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness
  • frequent chest pain

These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
  • unexplained weight loss
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking

  • warfarin, clopidogrel or cilostazol (blood-thinning medicines)
  • prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medicines
  • digoxin (heart medicine)
  • diazepam (anxiety medicine)
  • tacrolimus (immune system medicine)
  • prescription antiretrovirals (medicines for HIV infection)
  • methotrexate (arthritis medicine)

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • your heartburn continues or worsens
  • you need to take this product for more than 14 days
  • you need to take more than 1 course of treatment every 4 months
  • you get diarrhea

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions
  • adults 18 years of age and older
  • this product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days
  • may take 1 to 4 days for full effect
    14-Day Course of Treatment
    • swallow 1 capsule with a glass of water before eating in the morning
    • take every day for 14 days
    • do not take more than 1 capsule a day
    • swallow whole. Do not crush or chew capsules.
    • do not use for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor
    Repeated 14-Day Courses (if needed)
    • you may repeat a 14-day course every 4 months
    • do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor
  • children under 18 years of age: ask a doctor before use. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition.
Other Information
  • read the directions and warnings before use
  • keep the carton. It contains important information.
  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
Inactive Ingredients
corn starch, D&C red no. 28, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C red no. 40, ferric oxide, gelatin, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, pharmaceutical ink, polysorbate 80, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, triethyl citrate
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