Nexium takes one hour to work, according to Astra Zeneca. As it is designed to prevent heartburn, patients should take it one hour before their meal. How patients take this medication varies depending on the condition they are treating, and they should be aware of potential side effects.Continue Reading
Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor that treats and alleviates the symptoms of several gastrointestinal complaints. It is available in several formats designed to treat multiple conditions, which means patients need to take it in accordance with their doctor's instructions. Patients taking this medication to prevent acid reflux usually do so on an ongoing basis, while those addressing ulcers may take it for four to six weeks.
Nexium is associated with the following side effects:
Patients who experience side effects should consult with their doctor, especially if they involve diarrhea, muscle complaints, heart complaints, signs of allergic reaction and dizziness. In addition, anybody who misses a dose should not double their intake; they should wait for the next dose instead.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins