Nexium® 24HR Capsules

Treats frequent heartburn (occurs 2 or more days a week)

Not intended for immediate relief of heartburn; this drug may take 1 to 4 days for full effect

Directions

Adults 18 years of age and older

This product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days

May take 1 to 4 days for full effect

14-Day Course of Treatment:

  • Swallow 1 capsule with a glass of water before eating in the morning
  • Take every day for 14 days
  • Do not take more than 1 capsule a day
  • Swallow whole. Do not crush or chew capsules
  • Do not use for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor

Repeated 14-Day Courses (if needed):

  • You may repeat a 14-day course every 4 months
  • Do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor

Children under 18 years of age: Ask a doctor before use. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition.

Other information:

  • Read the directions and warnings before use
  • Keep the carton. It contains important information.
  • Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • Do not use if seal under bottle cap imprinted with ‘SEALED for YOUR PROTECTION’ or yellow band around the center of each capsule is broken or missing.

Ingredients

Active:

Esomeprazole 20 mg (Each delayed-release capsule corresponds to 22.3 mg esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate) (in each capsule)


Inactive:

Corn starch, D&C red no. 28, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C red no. 40, ferric oxide, gelatin, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, pharmaceutical ink, polysorbate 80, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, triethyl citrate

Warnings

Allergy alert: Do not use if you are allergic to esomeprazole

Do not use if you have:

  • Trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools
  • Heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating or dizziness
  • Chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating, pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness
  • Frequent chest pain

These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

  • Had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • Frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach pain

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking:

  • Warfarin, clopidogrel or cilostazol (blood-thinning medicines)
  • Prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medicines
  • Digoxin (heart medicine)
  • Diazepam (anxiety medicine)
  • Tacrolimus or mycophenolate mofetil (immune system medicine)
  • Prescription antiretrovirals (medicines for HIV infection)
  • Methotrexate (arthritis medicine)

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • Your heartburn continues or worsens
  • You need to take this product for more than 14 days
  • You need to take more than 1 course of treatment every 4 months
  • You get diarrhea
  • You develop a rash or joint pain

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Manufacturer

Pfizer Inc.
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