Friday, September 2, 2011

Nexium



Nexium was approved in 2001 by the FAD, Esomeprazole is a prescription drug which is available only under the brand name of Nexium, this medication belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors


When the body begins to digest food acid is release in the stomach via a device known as a proton pump, the right amount of acid is necessary to enable food to digest properly but too much causes heart burn.  


Nexium blocks the acid pump to prevent this painful consequence and so that the right amount of acid is release for the best digestion, is most commonly use to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD .


It can also be given to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), or by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).


Nexium is only available in 20mg, 40mg, capsules;  as well in a Solution to be administer intravenously this medication should be taken one hour before any meal for a length specified by your doctor, usually is from 4 -8 weeks.