Nexium 20 mg
Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). It is also approved to prevent ulcers and to treat erosive esophagitis, pathological hypersecretory conditions, and H. pylori infections.
The drug comes in several different forms and strengths, including:
- 20 mg capsules
- 40 mg capsules
- Nexium for oral suspension 10 mg packets
- Nexium for oral suspension 20 mg packets
- Nexium for oral suspension 40 mg packets.
For people with GERD symptoms, the recommended dosage is 20 mg of Nexium once a day for four to eight weeks. If your GERD is severe enough to cause erosive esophagitis, the recommended dose is 20 mg to 40 mg once daily for four to eight weeks, followed by 20 mg once daily.
The recommended starting Nexium dosage to reduce the risk of a stomach ulcer associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is 20 mg or 40 mg once a day for up to six months.
(Click Nexium Dosing for more detailed dosing information, including dosing guidelines for the treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions and H. pylori infections.)