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Nexium 24 HR Acid Reducer -- 20 mg - 42 Tablets


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Nexium 24 HR Acid Reducer -- 20 mg - 42 Tablets

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Nexium 24 HR Acid Reducer Description

  • Nexium® Esomeprazole - Delayed-Release Tablets
  • Treats Frequent Heartburn
  • May Take 1 to 4 Days for Full Effect
  • 42 Tablets - Three 14-Day Courses of Treatment

Uses

• treats frequent heartburn (occurs 2or more days a week)

• not intended for immediate relief of heartburn; this drug may take 1 to 4 days for full effect

 

Tips for Managing Heartburn

• Avoid foods or drinks that are more likely to cause heartburn, such as rich, spicy, fatty and fried foods, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and even some acidic fruits and vegetables.

• Eat slowly and do not eat big meals.

• Do not eat late at night or just before bedtime.

• Do not lie flat or bend over soon after eating.

• Raise the head of your bed.

• Wear loose-fit clothing around your stomach.

• If you are overweight, lose weight.

• If you smoke, quit smoking.


Directions

• adults 18 years of age and older

• this product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days

• may take 1 to 4 days for full effect

14-Day Course of Treatment

  • swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water before eating in the morning
  • take every day for 14 days
  • do not take more than 1 tablet a day
  • swallow whole. Do not crush or chew tablets
  • do not use for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor

Repeated 14-Day Course (if needed)

  • you may repeat a 14-day course every 4 months
  • do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor

children under 18 years of age: ask a doctor before use. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Drug Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 42
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Esomeprazole
(Each delayed-release tablet corresponds to 22.3 mg esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate)
20 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Corn starch, crospovidone, D&C red no 27 aluminum lake, FD&C blue no 2 aluminum lake, FD&C red no 40 aluminum lake, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methyacrylic acid copolymer, mica, microcrystaline cellulose, paraffin, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, sodium stearyl fumarate, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, triethyl citrate.
Warnings

Allergy Alert: Do not use if you are allergic to esomeprazole

Do not use if you have:

  • trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools
  • heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating or dizziness
  • chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness
  • frequent chest pain

These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition
  • frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
  • unexplained weight loss
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking

  • warfarin, clopidogrel or cilostazol (blood-thinning medicines)
  • prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medicines
  • digoxin (heart medicine)
  • diazepam (anxiety medicine)
  • tacrolimus or mycophenolate mofetil (immune system medicines)
  • prescription antiretrovirals (medicines for HIV infection)
  • methotrexate (arthritis medicine)

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • your heartburn continues or worsens
  • you need to take this product for more than 14 days
  • you need to take more than 1 course of treatment every months
  • you get diarrhea

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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Following a Lectin-Free Diet? Here are 4 Foods You Should Avoid

First came fat, then came sugar. Now lectins are the target of suspicion, with many health experts claiming they are the culprit behind digestive distress and other health woes.

Lectins are naturally occurring proteins that are found in most plants, especially legumes and grains. In small amounts, they may provide several health benefits, as the majority of lectin-containing foods are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and all sorts of beneficial compounds.

Arrangement of Various Foods High in Lectins on Wooden Board on Pale Green Surface | Vitacost.com/blog

At this point, there’s no conclusive research that shows following a lectin-free diet will cure any medical disorders or conditions, including autoimmune diseases.

Research does indicate that taking in large quantities of raw lectins could have negative health effects. Uncooked (raw) legumes like kidney beans are the biggest sources of lectins, and eating them can lead to lectin poisoning. The main symptoms of lectin poisoning include severe abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

However, when was the last time you chowed down on raw kidney beans, or other raw legumes, for that matter? The amount you’d need to consume each day to get to a harmful level, however, is much higher than a typical diet would include. Plus, cooking, sprouting or fermenting foods high in lectins works its magical alchemy. Studies have shown that lectins break down when processed or cooked. All in all, the concept of “killer lectins” may be a tad exaggerated.

But for some people with food sensitivities, large amounts of lectin-rich foods can potentially cause inflammation or gas. Lectin, which is not digestible, binds to cell membranes (of carbohydrates) lining the digestive tract and can alter the cell’s function, potentially damaging the gut wall. If you do want to experiment with reducing your intake of lectins, below are otherwise nutritious foods that happen to be high in lectins.

Foods high in lectin to consider avoiding

1. Nightshade vegetables

Tomatoes, potatoes, goji berries, peppers and eggplant are all part of the nightshade family. While popular culinary staples, many people claim they are ultimately harmful: Nightshades have been linked to autoimmune conditions and inflammation and, such as that found in arthritis.

2. Legumes, such as lentils, beans and chickpeas

A good source of complex carbs, protein and fiber, legumes have the highest lectin content of any food group. To dramatically reduce their intense lectin content, make sure to cook them long enough. (Peanuts however show no change in lectin content after heating.)

3. Peanut-based products, such as peanut butter and peanut oil

Peanuts are in fact classified as a legume, but remain in a category of their own, partly because their lectin content does not seem to be affected by heat.

4. Grains and products made with grain or flour, including cakes, crackers and bread

Wheat is rich in antioxidants, and an important staple food for many cultures and countries. It’s also high in lectin, especially raw wheat germ. Most lectins are completely eliminated in the processing process (think pasta) or during cooking.

The real deal

No conclusive evidence shows that lectins, once properly cooked or processed, have significant adverse effects in humans. But some studies do indicate that a lectin-free diet might be beneficial for some people, such as those with food intolerances. Make sure to take a skeptical approach when researching lectin-free diets—many websites that endorse this kind of food plan are also trying to sell products associated with combatting lectin’s alleged deleterious effects.

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