How Should I Take Generic Nexium?
Generic Nexium is to be taken according to the length of time and dosage prescribed by the doctor. This drug may not be taken without doctor’s advice. It is also recommended to read the product label and instructions that go with this drug before intake. Always heed doctor’s advice with regards to schedule of administration or change of dosage.
What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Taking This Medication?
It is important to inform your doctor if you are allergic to certain drugs, such as Generic Nexium, mebendazole, albendazole, and any other medication. You must make sure to tell your doctor if you are suffering from certain diseases, particularly severe liver disease and magnesium deficiency in your blood. Also tell your doctor if you are suffering from osteopenia or osteoporosis. This medication has not been found to have an effect on an unborn baby but it is still best to inform your doctor if you are pregnant. Similarly, if you are currently breastfeeding, tell your doctor about it.
What to Watch Out for When Using This Medicine
You may be prohibited to perform certain activities while you are taking this drug. Ask your doctor about prohibitions regarding this. There may also be some restrictions regarding food and beverages; therefore, watch your food intake and overall diet when taking Generic Nexium. Basically, you may be advised to avoid fried foods and products that have high fat content. You may also be advised to avoid drinking caffeinated and alcoholic drinks.
Certain drugs may interact with Generic Nexium; thus, inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medications:
- Warfarin and other blood thinners
Side effects of Generic Nexium can range from less serious to severe. The following are some of the mild side effects of this medication:
- Dry mouth
- Gas or bloating
- Stomach pain
Severe allergic reactions to the drug include seizures or convulsions; jerking muscle movements; uneven or fast heart rate; choking feeling or cough; dizziness; confusion; muscle cramps; and limp feeling or muscle weakness. These symptoms may be due to magnesium deficiency in the blood. Other severe reactions also include difficulty in breathing, hives, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips.
At all times, seek immediate professional help when any of these symptoms is felt.
Store Generic Nexium at room temperature, preferably between 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight. Keep out of reach from children and pets.