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Is Nexium An Antacid Medication?
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Nexium (generic: omeprazole) is a popular heartburn drug that decreases the overall acidity in the stomach by shutting down some of the proton pumps. It is not technically considered an “anti-acid” medication, as antacids work by coating the stomach and lowering the acidity of the stomach contents due to their strong base properties.
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Can I Take Antacids While Taking Nexium?

Yes. Antacids like Tums may be taken with Nexium to provide heartburn relief. For example, if you experience heartburn symptoms while taking a proton pump inhibitor, you may take an antacid to relieve it.

What Are the Side Effects of Nexium?

Serious side effects of long-term Nexium use may 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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Can I Take Nexium Every Day?

Do not take more than one capsule of Nexium each day. You should not chew the capsule or empty its contents into food or drink.

Do not use Nexium for longer than 14 days unless your doctor directs you to. You can repeat a 14-day regimen once every 4 months.

What Does Nexium Do To Your Stomach?

Nexium is designed to work by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces. It relieves symptoms including heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. Nexium helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus and helps prevent ulcers.

How Long Should You Wait to Eat After Taking Nexium?

Nexium comes with a Medication Guide and patient instructions. Read and follow the instructions carefully, and consult your physician if you have any questions. Take Nexium at least 1 hour before a meal and for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better after a few days.

What Should You Not Take Nexium With?

Nexium can interact with many drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Common medications that should not be taken at the same time as Nexium include clopidogrel (Plavix), St. John's Wort, rifampin (Rifadin), and methotrexate.

What Happens if I Quit Taking Nexium?

If you have been taking Nexium for a long time, you may experience severe withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it. Symptoms include heartburn, indigestion and regurgitation.

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