what are the precautions and warnings for taking nexium?i am a student [future medical assistant]looking for a answer so i can finish filling out my pdr homework it would be highly appreciatted.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking esomeprazole?
Heartburn is often confused with the first symptoms of a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, and a general ill feeling.
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to esomeprazole or to any other benzimidazole medication such as albendazole (Albenza), or mebendazole (Vermox).
If you have severe liver disease you may need an esomeprazole dose adjustment or special tests.
Taking a proton pump inhibitor such as esomeprazole may increase your risk of bone fracture in the hip, wrist, or spine. This effect has occurred mostly in people who have taken the medication long term or at high doses, and in those who are age 50 and older. It is not clear whether esomeprazole is the actual cause of an increased risk of fracture. Before you take this medication, tell your doctor if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone mineral density).
Some conditions are treated with a combination of esomeprazole and antibiotics. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.
people with liver disease may need a lower dosage, PPI's should not be taken as maintenance treatment for duodenal Ulcers and is not recommended for the treatment of GERD beyond 8-16 weeks from there it goes right into side effects and drug interactions hope I have helped in some way
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