Nexium 40mg (NDC: 0186-5040)

Name:

Nexium 40mg

NDC:

0186-5040

Generic Name:

Esomeprazole Magnesium

Strength:

40mg

Form:

Capsule

Labeler:

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Shape:

Capsule

Color:

Purple

Imprint:

NEXIUM;40mg

Medication Class:

Proton Pump Inhibitor

Active Ingredient:

Esomeprazole Magnesium

Pregnancy Category:

Consult your physician (Category C)

Illustration:

Pill Illustration: Nexium 40mg (0186-5040)

About this medication

Nexium is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a capsule, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Proton Pump Inhibitor.

Why is this medication prescribed

The food we eat travels in our food pipe (called esophagus) from the mouth to the stomach. We have acid in our stomach that helps us digest food. The stomach has a 'doorman' (called sphincter) that does not allow the food and the acid to go backwards. Sometimes, that 'doorman' is not working properly and the acid goes up, a condition called treat GERD or reflux, and may cause heartburn. The acid can prevent healing of small wounds (called ulcers) in the stomach or the food pipes.

How does it work

Nexium belongs to a group of medications called Proton pump inhibitors. These medications work by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.

How to use it

This medication comes as a capsule. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it. Swallow it whole.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

More Information

Read more about Nexium 40mg on the FDA website.

Last Update: May 13th 2017
Data sources: Label (May 13th 2017), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (June 9th 2015), FDA (May 31st 2015)

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