Nexium Control For Heartburn & Acid Reflux 20mg – 14 Tablets

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  • The maximum purchase for this product is 100
  • You should see your doctor if you have difficulty swallowing, or you have symptoms that are unusual for you or that won't go away. Your symptoms are unlikely to be cancer but it is important to get them checked by a doctor.
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Medical Content Writer
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What are Nexium Control tablets?

Nexium Control tablets contain esomeprazole to tackle the symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux, also known as indigestion. Esomeprazole is a type of medicine known as a proton pump inhibitor. 

How should I take Nexium Control?

The recommended dosage for Nexium Control is one tablet per day. Even if you don’t feel an improvement immediately, it is important that you do not exceed this dose. You may need to take Nexium tablets for 2 or 3 days before your acid reflux symptoms get better, but you must not take them for longer than 14 days. If your acid reflux symptoms do not improve after 14 days, you should consult your doctor for further advice.

You can take Nexium tablets at any time of the day, and it doesn’t matter if you take them with food or on an empty stomach. Swallow whole with water - the medicine will not work if you crush or chew the tablet. 

How does esomeprazole treat acid reflux? 

These Nexium tablets contain 20mg of esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor. Proton pump inhibitors work to relieve acid reflux symptoms by stopping the cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid. By decreasing the amount of acid produced, heartburn and acid reflux symptoms can be relieved and stomach ulcers caused by acid can be prevented.

Do I have acid reflux symptoms? 

Acid reflux, or indigestion, is really common and most people are likely to experience symptoms at some point in their lives, usually caused by eating too much spicy or fatty foods. Acid reflux is also extremely common in pregnancy. The main two symptoms of acid reflux to look out for are: 

  • Dyspepsia - pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen 

  • Heartburn - a burning sensation behind your breastbone

  • Some people suffer from acid reflux symptoms on a long-term basis. These can sometimes be resolved with some lifestyle changes, especially if your symptoms are caused by obesity or smoking. If you have acid reflux symptoms that don’t go away, you should consult your doctor to look for a possible underlying cause.

    Is Nexium Control suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women? 

    As a precaution, you should preferably avoid taking Nexium tablets if you’re pregnant. You must not take these tablets if you’re breastfeeding. For more information on appropriate acid reflux relief for pregnant and breastfeeding women, contact a doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist. 

    Can children take esomeprazole? 

    Nexium tablets should not be used by anyone under the age of 18. If your child or teenager is suffering from acid reflux symptoms, browse our full range of acid reflux treatments or consult a Chemist4U pharmacist for advice. 

    When should Nexium Control not be used? 

    Nexium tablets are usually completely safe for most adults. However, you must not take this medicine if: 

    • You are allergic to any of the ingredients 

    • You are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors 

    • You are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV)

    You should talk to your doctor before taking Nexium tablets if: 

        • You are taking any other prescribed medicines

        • You are taking any blood thinners

        • You are taking St John’s wort (A herbal remedy used to treat depression) 

        • You have had a stomach ulcer or stomach surgery in the past.

        • You have been taking treatment continuously for acid reflux or heartburn for more than 4 weeks

        • You have jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)

        • You have liver problems

        • You have severe kidney problems

        • You are aged over 55 years and have new or recently changed acid reflux symptoms or need to take a non-prescription indigestion or heartburn remedy treatment every day

        • You have ever had a skin reaction after treatment with a medicine similar to Nexium Control that reduces stomach acid

        • You are due to have an endoscopy or a urea breath test

        • You are due to have a specific blood test (Chromogranin A)

        Are there any side effects? 

        As with all medicines, taking Nexium tablets can result in some side effects. These are usually minor and don’t affect everyone. Common side effects include: 

        • Headache

        • Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhoea, stomach ache, constipation, or wind)

        • Feeling or being sick

        • Benign growths (polyps) on the stomach 

        Uncommon side effects include: 

        • Swelling of the feet and ankles

        • Disturbed sleep (insomnia)

        • Tiredness

        • Dizziness 

        • Tingling sensations (eg. pins & needles)

        • Spinning feeling (vertigo)

        • Dry mouth

        • Increased liver enzymes (this will appear in blood tests that check how the liver is working)

        • Skin rash, hives, or itchy skin 

        For information regarding rare side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any unexpected side effects, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme

        Storage Information

        Do not store above 30°C. Keep this medicine in the original package in order to protect from moisture and do not use after the expiry date (referring to the last day of the stated month).

        More Information

        This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

        If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

        Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

        Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

        Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Nexium Control For Heartburn & Acid Reflux 20mg – 14 Tablets Reviews

September 06, 2023
Only gave a 4 because I haven't tried a similar product.
By Norma,
April 04, 2023
Great for stopping gastro flo
By Christine Weise,
January 31, 2023
It works!
By David ,
December 20, 2022
By Martin,
December 15, 2021
Great service thanks
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