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Nexium Control

Nexium Control is a medicine which works as a short-term treatment against acid reflux symptoms. Containing esomeprazole, Nexium Control is available in the form of both tablets and capsules. Medicines which contain esomeprazole can be used against related symptoms such as heartburn, stomach ulcers and GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease).

Available in the strength of 20mg, Nexium Control is taken on a daily basis for a maximum of two weeks and can reduce the amount of acid in the stomach to the point where acid reflux is no longer a problem.

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review Date: 03/08/2020

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Nexium Control explained

Nexium Control is a short-term treatment for symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn. Available in the form of tablets and capsules, Nexium Control can reduce reflux symptoms by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces. Bear in mind that Nexium Control is not meant to immediately reduce symptoms. Instead, you will likely need to take the tablets or capsules for 2 to 3 days in a row before you feel better.

How does Nexium Control work?

Nexium Control contains esomeprazole which is classed as a proton pump inhibitor. As the name indicates, this type of medicine targets proton pumps, which are positioned in the lining of the stomach and are responsible for producing digestive acid. By reducing the amount of acid these pumps can produce, esomeprazole prevents digestive acid from overflowing into the oesophagus (which is what usually prompts reflux symptoms).

Is it safe to use Nexium Control?

Anyone who is suffering from symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn could consider using Nexium Control in response. There are, however, some circumstances which may make it inappropriate for you to use this particular medication. For instance, you should not take Nexium Control if you are currently taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection). It is also not recommended to use Nexium Control if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

It is also advised that you consult a doctor or local pharmacist before using Nexium Control if you are considering using this medicine but any of the following circumstances apply to you:

  • You have previously had a stomach ulcer or some kind of stomach surgery
  • You have been using taking treatment for reflux or heartburn symptoms for 4 or more weeks
  • You have jaundice or a severe liver problem
  • You have severe kidney problems
  • You are due to have an endoscopy or a urea breath test
  • You are due to have a specific blood test known which measures the amount of Chromogranin A
  • You are aged over 55 and have new or recently changed reflux symptoms, or you already need to take non-prescription remedies for heartburn or indigestion every day
  • You have previously had a skin reaction to another treatment which reduces stomach acid

You should also disclose to your doctor or local pharmacist any medicines which you are taking or have recently used. It is particularly important to mention if you are currently taking clopidogrel (used to prevent blood clots). It’s possible that using this particular medicine may make it unsafe for you to take Nexium Control as well (like taking nelfinavir will).

You should also highlight any of the following medicines if you are currently using them:

  • Any medicines used to thin your blood
  • Ketoconazole
  • Itraconazole
  • Voriconazole
  • Clarithromycin
  • Erlotinib
  • Methotrexate
  • Digoxin
  • Atazanavir
  • Saquinavir
  • Citalopram
  • Imipramine
  • Clomipramine
  • Diazepam
  • Phenytoin
  • Cilostazol
  • Cisapride
  • Rifampicin
  • Tacrolimus
  • St. John’s Wort (hypericum perforatum)

Nexium Control dosage instructions

The recommended dose is one tablet or capsule a day. You should avoid having more than this recommended amount, even if you don’t feel an improvement immediately. You may have to take a tablet or capsule for 2 or 3 days in a row before reflux symptoms start to get better. The treatment length is up to 14 days maximum.

You can stop taking this medicine when your reflux symptoms are gone completely. If, however, your symptoms get worse or do not improve after taking this medicine for 14 days, you should consult a doctor.

Whether you have this medicine in tablet or capsule form, it can be taken at any time of the day and either with or without food. Traditionally, you swallow the tablets or capsules whole with a drink of water. Avoid chewing or crushing the tablets/capsules while taking this medicine.

If you are not comfortable with swallowing tablets or capsules, then there is an alternative way of taking this medicine. You can put the tablet or capsule in a glass of still water and then stir it until the tablet breaks up. Then you can drink the mixture straight away or within 30 minutes of its creation. To make sure you have drunk all the medicine, rinse the glass very well with half a glass of water and drink it. The mixture will not be clear and will contain solid pieces. These solid pieces should not be chewed or crushed.

Nexium Control side effects

Nexium Control could potentially cause side effects, as is the case with all medicines, but not all patients experience them. If you do experience side effects from taking Nexium Control then they can be uncomfortable, but they are usually short-lasting and nothing to be seriously worried about. If, however, you experience symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction or any other serious side effect, then contact a doctor or hospital emergency department as soon as possible.

The most commonly reported side effects associated with Nexium Control include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Effects on the stomach such as constipation, wind, stomach ache and diarrhoea
  • Benign growths (polyps) in the stomach

Other side effects caused by Nexium Control have been reported but are rare, so you are unlikely to ever experience them after taking this medicine.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Dosage Instructions
Take ONE a day until symptoms have completely gone. The treatment length is up to 14 days. Do NOT crush or chew these tablets/capsules.
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The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

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Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

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Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

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