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Nexium 40 mg
How to use Nexium (Esomeprazole Magnesium)

Take Nexium exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change your dose or stop taking it without first talking to your doctor. Take Nexium at least 1 hour before a meal. Swallow Nexium capsules whole. If you have trouble with this, open the capsule and empty the contents into a tablespoon of applesauce. Swallow the applesauce mixture immediately. Do not chew the mixture or store it for later use. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to prepare the Nexium oral suspension. Please review to instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly take Nexium.

Please see general statement regarding dosage. Healing of Erosive Esophagitis Adults: The recommended dose is 20 milligrams (mg) or 40 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks. Depending on your response, your doctor may suggest another 4-8 weeks of treatment. Children 1-11 years: Depending on your child’s weight, the recommended dose is 10 mg or 20 mg once a day for 8 weeks. Infants 1 month-<1 year: Depending on your child’s weight, the recommended dose is 2.5 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg once a day for up to 6 weeks. Maintenance of Healing of Erosive Esophagitis Adults: The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day. Symptomatic GERD Adults: The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day for 4 weeks. Adolescents 12-17 years: The recommended dose is 20 mg or 40 mg once a day for up to 8 weeks. Children 1-11 years: The recommended dose is 10 mg once a day for up to 8 weeks. Prevention of Stomach Ulcer Due to NSAIDs Adults: The recommended dose is 20 mg or 40 mg once a day for up to 6 months. Prevention of Duodenal Ulcer Due to H. pylori Infection Adults: This treatment involves taking three different medications. The usual dose for the triple therapy is: Nexium 40 mg once a day for 10 days, amoxicillin 1000 mg twice a day for 10 days, and clarithromycin 500 mg twice a day for 10 days. Treatment of Excess Stomach Acid (Such as Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome) Adults: The recommended dose is 40 mg twice a day. Your doctor might prescribe a different dose or duration based on your condition.

Do not chew or crush the capsules. This will damage them and the medicine will not work.

Store at room temperature.




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