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Nexium (Esomeprazole) Control 20mg Gastro-Intestinal Tablets


Nexium Control tablets contains the active substance esomeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump
inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces. This medicine is used in adults for the short-term treatment of acid reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation).
Key Features:

  • Strong relief against reflux symptoms
  • Best effect if taken for at least 3 continuous days

See Patient Information Leaflet

Terms of Sale *

This medicine is sold on the condition that it is to be used in accordance with recommendations for use as contained on the packaging and associated leaflets. I confirm that I am purchasing it for that use and am over 18 years of age. I agree to be contacted by a Pharmacist if they deem it necessary.


What is Reflux?

Reflux is the backflow of acid from the stomach into the gullet (“foodpipe”) which may become inflamed and painful.
This may cause you symptoms such as a painful sensation in the chest rising up to your throat (heartburn) and a
sour taste in the mouth (acid regurgitation).

Do I get instant relief from taking a Nexium tablet?

Nexium Control is not meant to bring immediate relief. You may need to take the tablets for 2-3 days in a row before
you feel better. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 14 days.


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Directions for Use

Directions for Use

How much to take
• The recommended dose is one tablet a day.
• Do not take more than this recommended dose of one tablet (20 mg) a day, even if you don’t feel an improvement
• You may need to take the tablets for 2 or 3 days in a row before your reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn
and acid regurgitation) get better.
• The treatment length is up to 14 days.
• When your reflux symptoms have completely gone you should stop taking this medicine.
• If your reflux symptoms get worse or do not improve after taking this medicine for 14 days in a row, you should
consult a doctor.
If you have persistent or longstanding, frequently recurring symptoms even after treatment with this medicine, you
should contact your doctor.
Taking this medicine
• You can take your tablet at any time of the day either with food or on an empty stomach.
• Swallow your tablet whole with half a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the tablet. This is because the tablet contains
coated pellets, which stop the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. It is important not to
damage the pellets.

Alternative method of taking this medicine
• Put the tablet in a glass of still (non-fizzy) water. Do not use any other liquids.
• Stir until the tablet breaks up (the mixture will not be clear) then drink the mixture straight away or within
30 minutes. Always stir the mixture just before drinking it.
• To make sure that you have drunk all of the medicine, rinse the glass very well with half a glass of water and drink
it. The solid pieces contain the medicine – do not chew or crush them

Please read the patient information leaflet above to get more information as to side effects, precautions of use etc.



Active Ingredients:

Each gastro-resistant tablet contains 20 mg esomeprazole (as magnesium trihydrate)

List of Excipients:

Glycerol monostearate 40-55 HydroxypropylcelluloseHypromellose 2910 (6 mPa-s) Reddish-brown iron oxide (E-172) Yellow iron oxide (E-172)Magnesium stearate Methacrylic acid ethylacrylate copolymer (1: 1) dispersion 30 per cent Cellulose microcrystallineSynthetic Paraffin Macrogol 6000Polysorbate 80 Crospovidone (Type A) Sodium stearyl fumarateSugar spheres (sucrose and maize starch), Talc, Titanium dioxide (E-171) Triethyl citrate

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