Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of various conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. It is most commonly used for treating GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
While most people tolerate this drug well, there are some potential risks with Nexium. In clinical studies, a number of side effects were reported with this medication. Headache, diarrhea, flatulence, and constipation were some of the most common side effects that were seen in people taking the drug.
In order to help ensure safe treatment, it is important to let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant, have liver disease or liver failure, or are currently breastfeeding. The full risks of using this product during pregnancy or while breastfeeding are not known at this time, and people with severe liver problems will require a lower dose of the medicine.
(Click Nexium Side Effects and Nexium Precautions and Warnings to learn about other potential risks, including other possible side effects of the medicine.)