Nexium is a medicine that can help people struggling with stomach and esophagus issues. Nexium is also known as Esomeprazole. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001 and is at the center of many Nexium lawsuits filed on behalf of injured patients.
Nexium is used to treat a variety of issues including discomfort. It is also one of the medications used to help treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is when people suffer from acid reflux that has become chronic or frequent. Nexium has been proven to help reduce gastric ulcers, difficulty swallowing, and complications caused by acid reflux. Nexium can aid in the treatment of acid damage and prevent ulcers.
Nexium is a type of medication that is called a proton pump inhibitor. These inhibitors help reduce or block the creation of acid in the stomach. Too much acid or active acid can cause stomach and esophagus complications as well as pain. Nexium is a popular and highly used proton pump inhibitor available on the market today.
Proton pump inhibitors are highly effective, and there are many that are approved by the FDA for use in both children and adults. One of the unfortunate side effects of inhibitors is that they can cause constipation. Constipation can have varying levels of discomfort which can range from mild to severe pain that has been mistaken for GERD. Taking more inhibitors may only increase the level of constipation, complicating the mistaken identity.
Nexium is an inhibitor, and one of the side effects listed for Nexium is constipation. Constipation, other side effects, and treatment of GERD or acid reflux can also depend on the dosage of Nexium used. Sudden stoppage of medications such as Nexium can cause acid reflux or GERD because the acid is suddenly being produced again. Nexium can cause constipation as well as diarrhea, vomiting, gas, stomach pain, dizziness, and nausea.
Inhibitors help patients suffering from too much acid production, stomach issues, and GERD among other ailments. They do have side effects such as constipation, and in some cases, it can be severe. There have been cases of severe constipation that were mistaken for GERD due to the level of discomfort. Consumers should pay close attention to their symptoms and do not take over the prescribed dosage of Nexium or any other proton pump inhibitors. Many Nexium users report no side effects at all. Allergic reactions can occur, and those taking Nexium are encouraged to not use anti-diarrhea medications or narcotic pain medicines while taking Nexium.
Constipation is a common side effect of Nexium. If users of Nexium experience serious levels of discomfort caused by constipation from these medications, they should talk to their doctor before attempting to change their dosage or combining any other medications. Nexium has also been connected to serious side effects like kidney failure and heart attack. Contact a Nexium attorney if you’ve been hurt to discuss your eligibility for compensation.