Nexium 40 mg Capsules

A healthcare provider may recommend Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) to treat certain conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines. The dose of Nexium your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors.
 
For adults over the age of 17 with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms, the recommended Nexium dosage is Nexium 20 mg once a day for four to eight weeks. If your GERD is severe enough to cause esophageal erosions (known as erosive esophagitis), the recommended dose is Nexium 20 mg to Nexium 40 mg capsules once daily for four to eight weeks, followed by 20 mg once daily (to prevent the return of erosive esophagitis after healing has occurred).
 
For GERD in children ages 12 to 17, the recommended dose is Nexium 20 mg to Nexium 40 mg capsules once a day for up to eight weeks.
 
For treating GERD in children age 1 to 11 years old, the recommended dose is Nexium 10 mg once daily for up to eight weeks. For erosive esophagitis in children of this age, the dose is the same (Nexium 10 mg once daily), unless the child weighs 44 pounds or more, in which case the dose is 20 mg daily.
 
(Click Nexium Dosing for more information on how Nexium can be beneficial in treating various types of conditions that affect the stomach, intestines, or esophagus. This article also discusses Nexium dosing guidelines for other conditions, such as stomach ulcers and H. pylori.)
 
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