Nexium Control Mini-Capsules Pack of 14
Nexium Control Mini-Capsules Pack of 14
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Weight: 35g (includes packaging)
Nexium Control contains the active substance esomeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces.
This medicine is used in adults for the short term treatment of reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation).
Reflux is the backflow of acid from the stomach into the gullet (“foodpipe”) which may become inflamed and painful. This may cause you symptoms such as a painful sensation in the chest rising up to your throat (heartburn) and a sour taste in the mouth (acid regurgitation).
Nexium Control is not meant to bring immediate relief. You may need to take the capsules for 2-3 days in a row before you feel better. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 14 days.
The recommended dose is one capsule a day. You can take your capsule at any time of the day either with food or on an empty stomach.
Swallow your capsule whole with half a glass of water. Do not chew, crush or open the capsule. This is because the capsule contains coated pellets, which stop the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. It is important not to damage the pellets.
- Do not take more than this recommended dose of one capsule (20 mg) a day, even if you don’t feel an improvement immediately.
- You may need to take the capsules for 2 or 3 days in a row before your reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation) get better.
- The treatment length is up to 14 days.
- When your reflux symptoms have completely gone you should stop taking this medicine.
- If your reflux symptoms get worse or do not improve after taking this medicine for 14 days in a row, you should consult a doctor.
If you have persistent or longstanding, frequently recurring symptoms even after treatment with this medicine, you should contact your doctor.
Do not take Nexium Control:
- if you are allergic to esomeprazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- if you are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors (e.g. pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole or omeprazole).
- if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection).
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor before taking Nexium Control if:
- You have had a stomach ulcer or stomach surgery in the past.
- You have been taking treatment continuously for reflux or heartburn for 4 or more weeks.
- You have jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes) or severe liver problems.
- You have severe kidney problems.
- You are aged over 55 years and have new or recently changed reflux symptoms or need to take a non-prescription indigestion or heartburn remedy treatment every day.
Tell your doctor immediately before or after taking this medicine, if you notice any of the following symptoms, which could be a sign of another, more serious, disease.
- You lose a lot of weight for no reason.
- You have problems or pain when swallowing.
- You get stomach pain or signs of indigestion such as nausea, fullness, bloating especially after food intake.
- You begin to vomit food or blood, which may appear as dark coffee grounds in your vomit.
- You pass black stools (blood-stained faeces).
- You have severe or persistent diarrhoea; esomeprazole has been associated with a small increased risk of infectious diarrhoea.
Tell your doctor before taking this medicine, if:
- You are due to have an endoscopy or a urea breath test.
- You are due to have a specific blood test (Chromogranin A)
If any of the above apply to you (or you are not sure), talk to your doctor straight away.
Children and adolescents
This medicine should not be used by children and adolescents under 18 years of age.Other medicines and Nexium Control Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This is because this medicine can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on it.
Do not take this medicine if you are also taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection).
You should specifically tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking clopidogrel (used to prevent blood clots).
Do not take this medicine with other medicines that limit the amount of acid produced in your stomach such as proton pump inhibitors (e.g. pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole or omeprazole) or an H2 antagonist (e.g. ranitidine or famotidine). You may take this medicine with antacids (e.g. magaldrate, alginic acid, sodium bicarbonate, aluminium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate or combinations of these) if needed. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Ketoconazole and itraconazole (used to treat infections caused by a fungus)
- Voriconazole (used to treat infections caused by a fungus) and clarithromycin (used to treat infections). Your doctor may adjust your dose of Nexium Control if you also have severe liver problems and are treated for a long period of time.
- Erlotinib (used to treat cancer)
- Methotrexate (used to treat cancer and rheumatic disorders)
- Digoxin (used for heart problems)
- Atazanavir, saquinavir (used to treat HIV infection)
- Citalopram, imipramine or clomipramine (used to treat depression)
- Diazepam (used to treat anxiety, relax muscles or in epilepsy)
- Phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy)
- Medicines that are used to thin your blood, such as warfarin. Your doctor may need to monitor you when you start or stop taking Nexium Control
- Cilostazol (used to treat intermittent claudication – a condition where poor blood supply to the leg muscles causes pain and difficulty in walking)
- Cisapride (used for indigestion and heartburn)
- Rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis)
- Tacrolimus (in cases of organ transplantation)
- St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) (used to treat depression)
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
As a precautionary measure, you should preferably a void the use of Nexium Control during pregnancy. You should not use this medicine during breast-feeding.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Nexium Control has a low likelihood of affecting your ability to drive or use machines. However, side effects such as dizziness and visual disturbances may uncommonly occur (see section 4). If affected, you should not drive or use machines.
Nexium Control contains sucrose
Nexium Control contains sugar spheres, which contain sucrose, a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
The active substance is esomeprazole. Each gastro-resistant hard capsule contains 20 mg esomeprazole (as magnesium trihydrate).
The other ingredients are: glycerol monostearate 40-55, hydroxypropylcellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid - ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1) dispersion 30 per cent, polysorbate 80, sugar spheres (sucrose and maize starch), talc, triethyl citrate, carmine (E120), indigo carmine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide (E172), erythrosine (E127), allura red AC (E129), povidone, propylene glycol, shellac, sodium hydroxide and gelatin.