Important Instructions for Nexium

Drug Interactions

Nexium can potentially react with a number of different medicines (see Nexium Drug Interactions for more information).

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Nexium?

Prior to taking this drug, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Have liver disease or liver failure
  • Have low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia) 
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have any allergies.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Nexium Precautions and Warnings for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Nexium may experience overdose symptoms such as:
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia).
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.

How Should Nexium Be Stored?

Nexium should be stored at room temperature. The capsules should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Nexium as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal schedule. Never take a double dose.
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