Active ingredients: esomeprazole
What it is used 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.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient esomeprazole
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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Reporting side effects
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