GERD Home > What Is the Right Amount of Nexium for Me?

Nexium Dosage for to Prevent Stomach Ulcers

The recommended starting dose of Nexium to reduce the risk of a stomach ulcer (gastric ulcer) associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is Nexium 20 mg or Nexium 40 mg once a day for up to six months.

Dose of Nexium for H. Pylori Treatment

Treatment to kill Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) involves using two other drugs in addition to Nexium. This therapy is called "triple therapy." Triple therapy to kill H. pylori involves taking Nexium 40 mg once a day, plus amoxicillin 1000 mg (twice daily) and clarithromycin 500 mg (twice daily). All three medications are taken for 10 days.

Dose of Nexium for Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions

The recommended Nexium dosage for pathological hypersecretory conditions (such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome) is 40 mg twice daily.

Final Thoughts

If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with this medication, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Also, do not stop taking Nexium without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation

Topics & Medications


Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.