What should you not take with Nexium?

What should you not take with Nexium?

DRUG INTERACTIONS Esomeprazole (Nexium) can interact with many drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements. Common medications that should not be taken at the same time as esomeprazole (Nexium) include clopidogrel (Plavix), St. John’s Wort, rifampin (Rifadin), and methotrexate.

Can I take melatonin with Nexium?

Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between melatonin and Nexium 24HR. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Can you take Nexium at night?

Instructions recommend taking Nexium before eating because the medication is absorbed much better if taken on an empty stomach. If you would prefer to take it in the evening before bed, just make sure that you haven’t eaten within an hour or two of taking the medication.

Does Nexium make you sleepy?

A headache, diarrhea or constipation, flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain, dry mouth, or drowsiness. May also interfere with some laboratory tests. In some people, Nexium may cause drowsiness and affect your ability to drive. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Nexium affects you.

Is Nexium good for pregnancy?

Currently, the Food and Drug Administration has categorized Nexium in the pregnancy category B. This category indicates Nexium is generally considered safe to use while pregnant. However, there have been some reports of fetal re-absorption and lethality in the embryo in animal studies.

What is the best time to take Nexium 20mg?

Nexium should be taken at least one hour before a meal. Do not crush or chew a delayed-release capsule. However to make swallowing easier, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding or applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing.

Are Nexium and omeprazole the same?

Omeprazole (Prilosec) and esomeprazole (Nexium) are similar drugs. However, there are minor differences in their chemical makeup. Prilosec contains two isomers of the drug omeprazole, while Nexium only contains one isomer.

Is ranitidine still available?

Since ranitidine is no longer on the market, consumers may be searching for alternatives. In addition to FDA-recommended Zantac alternatives, consumers may be able to make diet and lifestyle changes to manage heartburn.


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