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Prescription NEXIUM and NEXIUM
24HR–FAQs

If you’re on prescription NEXIUM® (esomeprazole magnesium), it’s because your doctor has determined it’s the most appropriate treatment for you. You should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Even though the names are similar, prescription NEXIUM and NEXIUM 24HR do contain different indications and dosing instructions.

There are several differences between NEXIUM 24HR and prescription NEXIUM. NEXIUM is prescribed to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which typically include persistent heartburn on 2 or more days per week, despite treatment and change of diet. For many people, NEXIUM is also prescribed to heal damage to the esophagus called erosive esophagitis. To learn more about NEXIUM 24HR 20 mg, visit www.NEXIUM24HR.com

Yes, prescription NEXIUM will still be available in both 20 mg and 40 mg delayed-release capsules. Other formulations of prescription NEXIUM including NEXIUM I.V. and NEXIUM Oral Suspension will also remain available to patients and physicians. NEXIUM 20 mg and 40 mg delayed-release capsules remain available by prescription.

There are several differences between NEXIUM 24HR and prescription NEXIUM. NEXIUM is prescribed to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which typically include persistent heartburn on 2 or more days per week, despite treatment and change of diet. For many people, NEXIUM is also prescribed to heal damage to the esophagus called erosive esophagitis. NEXIUM 24HR 20 mg delayed-release capsules are indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn.* To learn more about NEXIUM 24HR, visit www.NEXIUM24HR.com

*Defined as heartburn occurring 2 or more days a week.

Patients should not change or stop taking any prescriptions without first consulting their health care provider. We believe the best decisions regarding medications are made between a patient and his or her doctor, and that any changes to a patient’s treatment—including switching to a different medication or treatment—should be made in consultation with a physician.

We believe the best decisions regarding medications are made between a patient and his or her doctor, and that any changes to a patient's treatment—including switching to a different medication or treatment—should be made in consultation with a physician.

There are several differences between NEXIUM 24HR 20 mg delayed-release capsules and prescription NEXIUM. NEXIUM is prescribed to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which typically include persistent heartburn on 2 or more days per week, despite treatment and change of diet. For many people, prescription NEXIUM is also prescribed to heal damage to the esophagus called erosive esophagitis. NEXIUM 24HR 20 mg delayed-release capsules are indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn.*

*Defined as heartburn occurring 2 or more days a week. To learn more about NEXIUM 24HR, visit www.NEXIUM24HR.com

Only prescription NEXIUM is available through NEXIUM Direct.