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Nexium (Esomeprazole)

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription
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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Chemical Name ESOMEPRAZOLE (ess-oh-MEP-ra-zole)

Nexium is a TABLET in Canada. It CANNOT be split in half.

NEXIUM is a prescription medication that is used for several conditions. It is classified as medication called proton pump inhibitors. Primarily, NEXIUM is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), allows the esophagus to heal, and prevent further damage to the esophagus. It may also be used to treat other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Additionally, NEXIUM may also be prescribed along with other medications to prevent stomach ulcers. Its key purpose is to decrease the amount of acid produced by the stomach. It promotes healing of erosive esophagitis, preventing damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid. Other physicians may prescribe NEXIUM to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), or by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

NEXIUM is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.

Directions

NEXIUM should be used exactly as prescribed by your physician. Do not take in excess amounts, or take it for longer than recommended. This medication is usually prescribed for only 4-8 weeks, although your physician may recommend a second treatment if needed.

NEXIUM should be ingested at least one hour before a meal with a full glass of water. The tablet should be swallowed whole - do not crush, break, or open the tablet. The tablet is formed to release the medication slowly in the body. Tampering with the tablet may affect its performance.

Continue taking NEXIUM regularly to get optimal results, even though your symptoms may improve before you have finished your cycle of medication.

Cautions

Consult your physician before you start taking NEXIUM - it may not be the right medication for you. Inform your physician of any medications that you are taking, including prescription, non-prescription and/or herbal supplements. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment if you:

  • are allergic to NEXIUM, esomeprazole or to any other benzimidazole medication
  • have liver disease
  • have any sort of heart disease
  • have low levels of magnesium in your blood
  • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • are breast-feeding
  • have osteoporosis or osteopenia
Taking a proton pump inhibitor may increase your risk of bone fracture in the hip, wrist, or spine. This effect has occurred mostly in patients aged 50+ who have taken the medication for an extended time period, or at high doses.

Side Effects

Drug manufacturers are required to inform patients of all known side effects of their products. Side effects of medication may range from mild to severe. Seek immediate medical attention if you have any signs of an allergic reaction, including hives, difficulty breathing and/or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • gas
  • dry mouth
  • decreased appetite
  • constipation
More severe side effects may include:
  • severe allergic reactions
  • chest pain
  • dark urine
  • rapid heartbeat
  • fever
  • paresthesia
  • persistent sore throat
  • severe stomach pain
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • unusual tiredness
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your physician for medical advice about additional side effects.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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