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Neksium 20 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Neksium Tablet

Neksium 20 mg Tablet is a medicine which reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and problems in your oesophagus (which connects your throat to your stomach. It is also used to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

You should take Neksium 20 mg Tablet as your doctor advises. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but it should be the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your condition. Normally it should be swallowed whole about an hour before a meal and at the same time each day. It may take up to a few weeks to work properly but your doctor will tell you how long you need to be taking it for. You should keep on taking it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear quickly. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, your doctor may carry out regular tests to check your levels of magnesium which can fall with this medicine.

Common side effects include headache, constipation or diarrhoea, stomach pain and feeling or being sick. These tend to be mild but talk to your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. The risk of side effects may increase the longer you take this medicine. Serious side effects are rare, but some need immediate medical attention. Ask your doctor what these are. You may be more likely to have a broken bone if you take it for a long time. It is best to avoid foods that seem to make your symptoms worse, such as rich, spicy and fatty foods. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola, as well as alcohol.

Neksium 20 mg Tablet is not suitable for some people. Before taking this medicine, you need to tell your doctor if you have severe liver problems, are taking medicines for HIV, have had an allergic reaction to similar medicines in the past or have osteoporosis. Alcohol does not interfere with the way Neksium 20 mg Tablet works. However, drinking alcohol makes your stomach produce more acid than normal. This medicine can make you feel dizzy, sleepy, or affect your vision. If this happens, do not drive, cycle or use machinery or tools until you feel better. It is not usually recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Neksium Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleepiness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Neksium Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Neksium 20 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Neksium Tablet works

Neksium 20 mg Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Neksium Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Neksium 20 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Neksium 20 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Neksium 20 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Neksium 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Neksium 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Neksium 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Neksium 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Neksium 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Neksium Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Neksium 20 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
       
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Neksium with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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Diabetes Specialist
NEKSIUM 40mg once daily in empty stomach for 3 weeksSyrup SUCRAL 10 ml 30 minutes before meal twice daily for 3 weeks
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FAQs

Q. Can a patient undergoing dialysis take Neksium?

Neksium can be taken by a patient undergoing dialysis in a manner as prescribed by the doctor. This is extensively bound to proteins in the body, so, it is not expected to be removed by dialysis.

Q. Can I take Neksium with domperidone?

Neksium can be taken with domperidone. Neksium decreases the acid secretion and domperidone increases the gut motility and helps in reducing nausea and vomiting.

Q. Is Neksium available over the counter?

No, Neksium is not available as an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.

Q. Can I take Neksium with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?

Neksium can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Neksium. This is because the other antacids can interfere with the effec of Neksium when they are taken simultaneously.

Q. Is Neksium safe to use?

Yes, Neksium is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Q. Can I take Neksium with ranitidine?

Yes, Neksium can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Neksium do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.

Q. Can the use of Neksium cause weight gain?

Neksium is not known to cause weight gain.

Q. Can the use of Neksium affect birth control?

Neksium does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Neksium and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.

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