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Esomeprazole Side Effects | Risk of Stomach Problems

Esomeprazole, the active ingredient in the popular heartburn drug Nexium, has been linked to severe side effects including kidney failure, nephritis, bone fractures, stomach cancer, and more.
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Is it OK to Take Esomeprazole Every Day?

If Nexium or any form of generic esomeprazole has been prescribed for you, you may only take it for up to 14 days at a time, depending on your condition. In certain cases, your healthcare provider may advise you to take it for longer, even many years. Your doctor may also suggest taking esomeprazole only when you have symptoms. This means you will not have to take it every day.

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What Happens if You Take Esomeprazole for Too Long?

Long-term use of esomeprazole can result in a patient developing fundic gland polyps, which are growths on the lining of the stomach that can become cancerous. To help prevent these polyps, you should take esomeprazole for as short a time as possible.

Is it Better to Take Esomeprazole in the Morning or at Night?

According to a 2010 study published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics [1], night-time acid inhibition was improved when esomeprazole 40 mg od was administered before dinner or at bedtime vs. before-breakfast dosing (P < 0.05). The study's authors concluded that varying the dose and timing of esomeprazole administration may provide acid inhibition appropriate for the symptom pattern of patients with GERD.

Can Esomeprazole Cause Stomach Problems?

Serious stomach conditions may occur while taking esomeprazole alone or together with antibiotics. Check with your doctor immediately if you have stomach cramps, bloated feeling, watery and severe diarrhea, fever, nausea or vomiting, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

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Can Esomeprazole Cause Weight Gain?

Yes, Nexium and other heartburn drugs may cause weight gain. You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any medication so you understand all the potential side effects of any drug you take.

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