Nexium 40mg Tablet

Nexium 40mg Tablet

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Strip of 7 tablets x 2 (1 box)


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Nexium MUPS is a drug that contains the active ingredient esomeprazole, which belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. Nexium MUPS primarily acts by blocking the actions of cells that produce acid in the stomach, doing so reduces the acidity of the stomach and controls the stomach pH level. 

Naxium Mups is generally used as treatment and control for diseases related to stomach hyperacidity but there are several other uses such as:-
  1. Heartburn 
  2. Indigestion 
  3. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  4. Oesophagitis 
  5. Gastritis 
  6. Duodenitis 
  7. Peptic ulcer disease
  8. Gastric hyperacidity 
  9. Hiatal hernia 

This is a non-exhaustive list and there might be other uses and benefits of Nexium MUPS as well. Nexium MUPS should not be taken just because another person you know with similar symptoms has taken it. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist before using the medicine.

Nexium MUPS  is made from the following ingredient:-
  1. Esomeprazole (40 mg)  
 
The outcome resulted from taking Nexium MUPS are subjected to the intention of using it and the appropriate dosage of the medication consumed. To achieve optimal levels of the active compound for best efficacy, it is recommended to consume Nexium MUPS half an hour before meal.

Nexium MUPS is now available for purchase from a local pharmacy. There are a few generic variants available as well. Please check the expiry date and prescription details mentioned on this packaging of 14 tablets. 

It is manufactured by AstraZeneca
 
How to use Nexium MUPS?
Swallow the tablet with water and do not chew it. Consume according to the dose and technique prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist. 

  • Nexium MUPS contains the active compound esomeprazole which belonging to the class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. 
  • Nexium MUPS is best taken half an hour before meals
  • The time taken for this drugs to show it’s effects varies from person to person, and is also subject to changes based on the intended use and dosage. Generally it takes as low as 20 minutes for the effects to be felt.
  • The dosage should be taken as advised by the doctor.
  • This drug should not be taken for a prolonged period of time without consulting a doctor or pharmacist. 
  • Nexium MUPS is metabolised in the liver. If you are taking other medications that operate the same way, consult your doctor for dose adjustments. 

General advice for Nexium MUPS:

  • Do not give this medication to someone you feel has a similar symptoms. Similarly, do not consume this medication on the advice from a friend or family. 
  • Please ensure the expiry date on the package or with the pharmacist before purchasing the medication.
  • Make sure to keep Nexium MUPS in a room temperature environment and avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • Discontinue Nexium MUPS or inform your doctor if any rashes or other side effects occur.
  • Nexium MUPS medication has several uses as well as side effects, users are advised to read the the information about the medication thoroughly and avoid jumping into conclusions.
Please consult a doctor especially before taking Nexium MUPS If you have any of the following conditions & contraindications:-

  • Hypersensitivity 
  • Liver Disease
  • Osteoporosis

Consumption of Nexium MUPS should be stopped if you experience symptoms from any of the above conditions. This medication should be kept in a dry place and stored in room temperature. 

Nexium MUPS Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Nexium MUPS varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.
  • Other proton pump inhibitors
  • Antacids
  • Anti-retroviral drugs 
  • Anti epileptic drugs 
  • Benzodiazepines 
  • Clarithromycin 
  • Digoxin 
  • Immunosupressants 

This is an incomprehensive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Nexium MUPS. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about all your present medications. 

Alcohol Warning (Limited information)
It may be safe to consume Nexium 40mg Tablet with alcohol. However, it is better to avoid alcohol as alcohol worsen GERD symptoms which may cause higher dose of Nexium 40mg Tablet needed to treat the symptom.

Pregnancy Warning (C)
There is insufficient data from human studies that demonstrated risk to the fetus. However, animal studies have found that Nexium 40mg Tablet may contribute to harmful effects towards fetal development though they do not indicate direct or indirect effect. It is recommended to practice caution when using this drug in pregnant women.

Breastfeeding Warning (Limited Data)
There is limited data on whether Nexium 40mg Tablet is excreted in human breast milk. The safety profile of this drug is uncertain to be used during breastfeeding. Therefore, it is better to avoid this drug.

Driving Warning (Safe)
Nexium 40mg Tablet usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Kidney Warning (Use With Care)
For patients with impaired renal function, dose modification is not required. However, it is recommended to use with caution in patients with severe renal impairment and the dose must be adjusted.

Liver Warning (Use With Care)
For patients with impaired liver function, dose modification is not required. However, it is recommended to use this drug with caution in patients with severe liver impairment and the maximum dose of 20mg should not be exceeded.

Apart from the list of Nexium MUPS uses, there could be certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Constipation
  3. Diarrhea 
  4. Flatulence 
  5. Nausea 
  6. Vomiting 
  7. Headache
  8. Dizziness
  9. Rash 
  10. Osteoporosis 

While some of these symptoms are common, others rarely occur. If you experience any of these symptoms or other adverse effects not mentioned above after consuming Nexium MUPS, immediately stop the medication and consult your doctor. The above list is non exhaustive, ands symptoms generally become more prominent after prolonged used. 

Abdominal pain, Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Fatigue, Urticaria, Dry mouth, Cough, Bronchospasm, Increased risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, Vertigo

1. I missed a dose of Nexium MUPS. What should I do?

If you have missed a dose by chance, try to consume it as soon as possible when you notice. If the time to your next dosage is close, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try to not double the dosage. 


2. I  accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Nexium MUPS. What should I do?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Nexium MUPS, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. 


3. Is it safe to use Nexium MUPS during pregnancy?

No Information is available about the usage of Nexium MUPS during pregnancy. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Pregnant women can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.


4. Is it safe to use Nexium MUPS during breastfeeding or lactation?

No Information is available about the usage of Nexium MUPS during breastfeeding or lactation. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Lactating mother can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.


5. Can using Nexium MUPS be addictive?

 Please refer to the information on the package carefully.

6. What should I do if I accidentally took an expired dose of the medication?

Consuming an expired dose of Nexium MUPS by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 


7. Is it safe to use Nexium MUPS?

Yes, Nexium MUPS is safe to use if taken in the prescribed dosage as suggested by the physician.


8. Can Nexium MUPS be stopped immediately or does the dosage have to be reduced gradually and then stopped?

Nexium MUPS can be stopped immediately, but please do so only after completing your prescribed course or with advice from your doctor.


9. How many times in a day should i take Nexium MUPS?

The dosage and frequency of Nexium MUPS is based on your condition. Use the drug as instructed by your doctor. You can also follow the instruction that has been printed on the product insert.
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Administration Route
Oral
Mechanism of Action
Nexium 40mg Tablet belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. It works by suppressing the secretion of gastric acid through inhibition of proton pump, H+/K+ ATPase in the gastric parietal cell. Nexium 40mg Tablet is the S-isomer of omeprazole.

Information last updated on: : Thu Nov 28 2019 04:51:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) 4.9

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Nexium 40mg Tablet is available in many areas in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, Puchong, Bandar Sunway, TTDI, Seri Kembangan, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Damansara, Sentul, Penang, George Town, Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Sungai Ara, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Perai, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Bukit Indah, Gelang Patah, Senai, Pasir Gudang, Taman Daya, Taman Molek, Taman Perling, Tebrau, Danga Bay, Larkin, Nusajaya, Pontian, Masai, Setia Tropika, Desaru, Tampoi.


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