Nexium Control Gastro-Resistant Tablets (7)

£5.39

  • Lasts Up To 24 Hours
  • Effective Treatment of Heartburn and Indigestion
  • Active Ingredient: Esomeprazole
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy

Nexium Control contains the active substance esomeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces. This medicine is used in adults for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation).

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Nexium Control

What is Nexium Control And What Is It Used For?

Nexium Control contains the active substance esomeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces. Reflux is the backflow of acid from the stomach into the gullet (“foodpipe”) which may become inflamed and painful. This may cause you symptoms such as a painful sensation in the chest rising up to your throat (heartburn) and a sour taste in the mouth (acid regurgitation). Nexium Control is not meant to bring immediate relief. You may need to take the tablets for 2-3 days in a row before you feel better. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 14 days.

Nexium Control is used in adults for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation).

See more information on heartburn on the NHS website.

Before You Use Nexium Control

Do NOT use Nexium Control if you:

  • are allergic to esomeprazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors (e.g. pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole or omeprazole).
  • are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection).

CAUTION – consult your doctor or pharmacist if you:

  • have had a stomach ulcer or stomach surgery in the past.
  • have been taking treatment continuously for reflux or heartburn for 4 or more weeks.
  • have jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes) or severe liver problems.
  • have severe kidney problems.
  • are aged over 55 years and have new or recently changed reflux symptoms or need to take a non-prescription indigestion or heartburn remedy treatment every day.
  • have ever had a skin reaction after treatment with a medicine similar to Nexium Control that reduces stomach acid.
  • are due to have an endoscopy or a urea breath test.
  • are due to have a specific blood test (Chromogranin A).

How to Store Nexium Control

  • Do not use after the expiry date shown on the carton after EXP.
  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Store above 30° C.
  • Keep in original packaging to protect from moisture.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Nexium Control Side Effects

Like all medicines, Nexium Control can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some of these side effects include:

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Headache.
  • Effects on your stomach or gut: diarrhoea, stomach ache, constipation, wind (flatulence).
  • Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting).
  • Benign growths (polyps) in the stomach.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

  • Swelling of the feet and ankles.
  • Disturbed sleep (insomnia), feeling sleepy.
  • Dizziness, tingling feelings such as “pins and needles”.
  • Spinning feeling (vertigo).
  • Dry mouth.
  • Increased liver enzymes shown in blood tests that check how the liver is working.
  • Skin rash, lumpy rash (hives) and itchy skin.

Nexium Control Rare Side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):

  • Blood problems such as a reduced number of white blood cells or platelets. This can cause weakness, bruising or
    make infections more likely.
  • Low levels of sodium in the blood. This may cause weakness, being sick (vomiting) and cramps
  • Feeling agitated, confused or depressed.
  • Taste changes.
  • Eyesight problems such as blurred vision.
  • Suddenly feeling wheezy or short of breath (bronchospasm).
  • An inflammation on the inside of the mouth.
  • An infection called “thrush” which can affect the gut and is caused by a fungus.
  • Hair loss (alopecia).
  • Skin rash on exposure to sunshine.
  • Joint pain (arthralgia) or muscle pain (myalgia).
  • Generally feeling unwell and lacking energy.
  • Increased sweating.

Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):

  • Low numbers of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (a condition called pancytopenia)
  • Aggression
  • Seeing, feeling or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations)
  • Severe liver problems leading to liver failure and inflammation of the brain.
  • Muscle weakness
  • Severe kidney problems
  • Enlarged breasts in men

How To Use Nexium Control

  1. You can take your Nexium Control tablet at any time of the day either with food or on an empty stomach.
  2. Swallow your tablet whole with half a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the tablet. This is because the tablet contains
    coated pellets, which stop the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. It is important not to damage the pellets.
  3. The recommended dose is one tablet a day.
  4. Do not take more than this recommended dose of one tablet (20 mg) a day, even if you don’t feel an improvement immediately.
  5. You may need to take the tablets for 2 or 3 days in a row before your reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation) get better.
  6. The treatment length is up to 14 days

Nexium Control Ingredients

Nexium Control Active ingredient: esomeprazole.
Other ingredients: glycerol monostearate 40-55, hydroxypropylcellulose, hypromellose, reddish-brown iron oxide (E 172), yellow iron oxide (E 172), magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid ethylacrylate copolymer 1:1 dispersion 30 per cent, cellulose microcrystalline, synthetic paraffin, macrogol 6000, polysorbate 80, crospovidone (Type A), sodium stearyl fumarate, sugar spheres (sucrose and maize starch), talc, titanium dioxide (E 171) and triethyl citrate.

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