Nexium IV is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) esomeprazole. On this page you will find out more about Nexium IV, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: esomeprazole
Over 65 years of age?
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Nexium IV 40 mg powder for injection, 10 vials
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
NEXIUM IV: The short-term management of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) in patients with oesophagitis and/or severe symptoms of reflux as an alternative when oral therapy is inappropriate. Prevention of rebleeding in patients following therapeutic endoscopy for acute, bleeding gastric or duodenal ulcers. Short-term management in patients requiring continued non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy when oral therapy is inappropriate: - healing of gastric ulcers associated with NSAID therapy; - prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers associated with NSAID therapy, in patients at risk. NEXIUM IV should be replaced with oral therapy as soon as practicable.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Lyophilised white to off-white cake or powder.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
10 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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