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December 16, 2018  
REFLUX1 FEATURE: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Nexium
How much Nexium should I take?
Your doctor will determine your dose based on the reason for the prescription. Typically, to treat or prevent GERD, you will take 20 to 40 mg once daily for four to eight weeks. For ulcers, your doctor will probably prescribe 20 mg twice daily in conjunction with other medicine. Even if your symptoms disappear, continue to take the medicine for the prescribed time for the most benefit.

How should I take Nexium?
Nexium should be taken with a full glass of water, an hour before eating. It should be taken at the same time each day. Swallow the pill whole; do not crush or chew it. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible; if it is close to the next dose, skip the first and take the next at the regular time.

Will I get heartburn during the weeks I'm taking Nexium?
Nexium may not prevent all attacks of heartburn. It you suffer acute attacks it is safe to take antacids (such as Tums.) Additionally, if you suffer heartburn you should also modify your diet to avoid food and drink that triggers heartburn symptoms.



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