Medication – Nexium

Nexium (esomeprazole): In MS this medication is typically used when you have to take a
lot of pills, it helps lower the levels of stomach acid and helps
keep your stomach from getting upset.

“Nexium (esomeprazole) belongs to a group of drugs called proton
pump inhibitors. Nexium decreases the amount of acid produced in the
Nexium is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid
such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Nexium is also used to promote
healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by
stomach acid).
Nexium may also be given to prevent gastric ulcer caused by
infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), or by the use of
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).” –

Matt: Was on this for a bit while I was in the hospital, I do not
remember how it effected me, sorry!

Possible Side Effects:

  • dizziness, confusion
  • fast or uneven heart rate
  • jerking muscle movements
  • feeling jittery
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody
  • muscle cramps, muscle weakness or limp feeling
  • cough or choking feeling
  • seizure (convulsions)
  • headache, drowsiness
  • mild diarrhea
  • nausea, stomach pain, gas, constipation
  • dry mouth

2 thoughts on “Medication – Nexium

  • January 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I will to ask my doc about Nexium.

  • January 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Yeah they always have commercials for it on TV, they use it a lot it seems!


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