Nexium Control 28 Tablet Pack
NEW - Improved value & convenience for patients with recurrent frequent heartburn
Exclusive to pharmacy, the new Nexium Control pack size, 28 tablets, offers benefits for patients who have used esomeprazole with positive results:
- Improved value at a lower cost per tablet
- Product available on hand for future episodes
- Meets the shopper needs for larger packs1
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How to recommend the NEW 28 tablet pack size for Nexium Control
- One tablet per day
- Maximum 14 consecutive days use
- If symptoms do not resolve or get worse after 14 days refer to a GP
- *Should symptoms recur after 3 months, patients may restart a further treatment course. If less than three months after previous treatment, it is advisory to refer patients to seek advice from a GP2
Understanding frequency is key to an appropriate recommendation
- Ask patients how often they suffer – more than once a week is classed as frequent heartburn
- Patients with frequent heartburn may benefit from a PPI such as Nexium Control to give the oesophagus a ‘holiday’ from acid and reduce sensitivity
Learn more about the role of frequency in heartburn treatment recommendations.
Nexium Control 28 tablet pack
For patients with recurrent frequent heartburn who have used esomeprazole successfully and seek the value and convenience of a larger pack.
Nexium Control 7 and 14 tablet packs
Nexium Control 7 tablet pack is an ideal trial pack with one-week supply. Nexium Control 14 tablet pack offers the same protection and offers a 2-week treatment course.
Nexium Control 14 Capsule pack
Easy-to swallow mini capsules – 53% smaller than tablet* in a portable bottle. Complete 14-day treatment course.
*based on volume
Nexium Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets and hard capsules (Esomeprazole). Indications: The short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (e.g. heartburn and acid regurgitation) in adults. Dosage: The recommended dose is 20 mg (one tablet or capsule) per day. Tablets or capsules may need to be taken for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve symptom improvement. Maximum treatment duration: up to 2 weeks. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to the active substance, substituted benzimidazoles or to any of the excipients. Esomeprazole must not be used concomitantly with nelfinavir. Warnings and precautions: Patients should consult a doctor if: They have significant unintentional weight loss, recurrent vomiting, dysphagia, haematemesis or melaena and when gastric ulcer is suspected or present, malignancy should be excluded to avoid delay in diagnosis. Also if they have had previous gastric ulcer or gastrointestinal surgery, been on continuous symptomatic treatment of indigestion or heartburn for 4 or more weeks, have jaundice or severe liver disease, are aged over 55 years with new or recently changed symptoms. Long term recurrent symptoms of indigestion or heartburn require regular doctor consultation and those over 55 years taking any non prescription indigestion or heartburn remedy daily should inform their pharmacist or doctor. Nexium Control should not be taken as a long term preventive product. Treatment with PPIs may lead to a slightly increased risk of GI infections such as Salmonella and Campylobacter and in hospitalised patients, possibly Clostridium difficile. Patients should consult their doctor before taking this medicinal product if they are due to have an endoscopy or urea breath test. Co-administration of esomeprazole with atazanavir is not recommended. If unavoidable, close clinical monitoring is recommended with an increase in dose atazanavir dose to 400 mg with 100 mg of ritonavir. The potential for interactions with medicinal products metabolised through CYP2C19 should be considered. An interaction is observed with clopidogrel, clinical relevance is uncertain, concomitant use is discouraged. Not to be taken with another PPI or H2 antagonist. Increased Chromogranin A (CgA) level may interfere with investigations for neuroendocrine tumours. PPIs are associated with very infrequent cases of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE). If lesions occur, especially in sun-exposed areas of the skin, and if accompanied by arthralgia, medical help should be sought promptly and discontinuation of Nexium Control should be considered. SCLE after previous treatment with a PPI may increase the risk of SCLE with other PPIs. Contains sugar spheres (sucrose). Not suitable for patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, Glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase isomaltase insufficiency. Side effects:. Common: headaches and GI disorders, including abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, and nausea/vomiting. Uncommon: peripheral oedema, insomnia, dizziness, paraesthesia, somnolence, vertigo, dry mouth, increased liver enzymes, dermatitis, pruritus, rash and urticaria. Other side effects are rare, very rare or have an unknown frequency – refer to the SPC for full details Legal category: GSL (7s and 14s) and P (28s). Product licence number: PLGB 44673/0221 & PLGB 44673/0222. MAH: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS RRP (excl VAT): Tablets: 7s £6.24, 14s £10.83, 28s£18.32. Capsules: 14s £11.66. Text prepared: May 2022
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