•Esomeprazole belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces.
• This medicine is used in adults for the short term treatment of reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation).
•Reflux is the backflow of acid from the stomach into the gullet (“foodpipe”) which may become inflamed and painful. This may cause you symptoms such as a painful sensation in the chest rising up to your throat (heartburn) and a sour taste in the mouth (acid regurgitation).
•Esomeprazole is not meant to bring immediate relief.
•You may need to take the capsules for 2-3 days in a row before you feel better. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 14 days.
How to use Esomeprazole:
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take:
- The recommended dosage is one Nexium Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablet per day for up to 7-14 days.
- Depending on the severity of the gastric disturbances (heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, heartburn or acid regurgitation ), Nexium Control gastro-resistant tablets should be taken at least 2 or 3 consecutive days to feel relief.
- Once the symptoms are gone, treatment should be stopped.
- If symptoms persist after the maximum duration of treatment, it is advisable to consult your doctor.
To relieve the symptoms of GERD (heartburn, heartburn, and acidic stomach upsets) quickly or if you have recent, occasional, or frequent symptoms (less than once a week), other treatments will be more suitable, such as antacids.
- Effects on your stomach or gut: diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, wind (flatulence).
- Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting).
- Benign polyps in the stomach.