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Is Esomeprazole Magnesium the Same as Nexium?

Esomeprazole magnesium is the active ingredient in Nexium, a popular antacid drug that has been linked to chronic kidney disease (CKD), interstitial nephritis, heart attack, bone fractures, and other serious side effects.
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Is Esomeprazole Magnesium Generic for Nexium?

Yes. Generic Nexium is available OTC as esomeprazole magnesium. The store brands (generics) of OTC esomeprazole magnesium tend to be less expensive than brand-name Nexium OTC.

Does Esomeprazole Work as Well as Nexium?

Both Nexium and generic esomeprazole have the same strength of esomeprazole (20 mg), so the relief for heartburn and acid reflux is the same.

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What Are the Side Effects of Taking Esomeprazole Magnesium

Serious side effects associated with long-term use of Nexium include:

  • Acute interstitial nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys)
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Kidney failure
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Heart attack
  • Ischemic Stroke Risk
  • Gastric tumors, bone fractures (hip fracture, wrist fracture, spine fracture) and anemia
  • Broken bones
  • Low magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia)
  • Stomach cancer
  • Gut infections
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Risk of dementia
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Severe allergic reactions

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What’s the Difference Between Nexium and Esomeprazole Strontium?

Esomeprazole (Nexium) and esomeprazole strontium are both used to treat similar stomach conditions such as heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, they are not the same medication. The 2 drugs contain different chemicals; esomeprazole (Nexium) contains magnesium, whereas esomeprazole strontium contains strontium.

What Other Drugs Are Similar to Nexium?

Other heartburn medications in the same class as Nexium include:

  • Protonix
  • Dexilant
  • Prilosec
  • Famotidine
  • Prevacid
  • Esomeprazole

Can I Take Esomeprazole 40 MG Twice a Day?

The recommended dose is Nexium 40 mg twice a day. Your doctor may adjust the dose depending on your needs and will also decide how long you need to take it for. The maximum dose of esomeprazole is 80 mg twice a day.

When Should I Take Esomeprazole Magnesium?

Take Nexium by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily, at least 1 hour before a meal. If you are self-treating and using an over-the-counter brand, follow all directions on the product package. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

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