Nexium Control® is a non-prescription medication for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (e.g. heartburn and acid regurgitation) in adults.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3660.pdf
Always take this medicine exactly as described in the Patient Information Leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take
If you have persistent or longstanding, frequently recurring symptoms even after treatment with this medicine, you should contact your doctor.
Taking this medicine
Alternative method of taking this medicine
The active substance is esomeprazole. Each tablet contains 20 mg esomeprazole (as magnesium trihydrate).
The other ingredient(s) are glycerol monostearate 40-55, hyprolose, hypromellose, iron oxide (reddish-brown) (E 172), iron oxide (yellow) (E 172), magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid ethylacrylate copolymer (I:I) dispersion 30 per cent, cellulose microcrystalline, synthetic paraffin, macrogol 6000, polysorbate 80, crospovidone (Type A), sodium stearyl fumarate, sugar spheres (sucrose), talc, titanium dioxide (E 171) and triethyl citrate.
Adverse reactions and contraindications
Headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and nausea are among those adverse reactions that have been most commonly reported.
Nexium Control should not be taken if you are allergic to this medicine or any proton pump inhibitors or any of the ingredients in this medicine. Do not take Nexium Control if you are taking medicine containing nelfinavar.
For a full list of possible side effects, please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet.
Other Medicines and Nexium Control
Do not take Nexium Control if you are taking medicines containing:
You may take Nexium Control with antacids if needed.
For a full list of possible interactions please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
As a precautionary measure, you should preferably avoid the use of Nexium Control during pregnancy. You should not use this medicine during breast-feeding.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Nexium Control has a low likelihood of affecting your ability to drive or use machines. However, side effects such as dizziness and visual disturbances may uncommonly occur. If affected, you should not drive or use machines.
Rarely, more serious medical problems may cause heartburn. Medical advice should be sought if symptoms do not improve after 14 consecutive days of treatment or if you experience any of the following symptoms: