What other drugs will affect Izra?
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines. Many drugs can affect Izra, especially:
See also Precautions section.
Headache or abdominal pain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: symptoms of a low magnesium blood level (such as unusually fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, persistent muscle spasms, seizures), signs of lupus (such as rash on nose and cheeks, new or worsening joint pain).
This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of bacteria. Do not use anti-diarrhea or opioid medications if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, fever, blood/mucus in your stool.
Rarely, proton pump inhibitors (such as Izra) have caused vitamin B-12 deficiency. The risk is increased if they are taken every day for a long time (3 years or longer). Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency (such as unusual weakness, sore tongue, or numbness/tingling of the hands/feet).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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What to do about:
- headaches - make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink too much alcohol. Ask your pharmacist to recommend a painkiller.
- diarrhoea - drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having strong-smelling pee.
- feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) - try taking Izra with or after a meal or snack. It may also help if you don't eat rich or spicy food while you're taking this medicine.
- constipation - eat more high-fibre foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Try to exercise more regularly, for example, by going for a daily walk or run. If this doesn't help, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
- stomach pain or wind - steer clear of foods that cause wind like lentils, beans and onions. It might also help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, eat and drink slowly, and exercise regularly. Some pharmacy remedies, such as simethicone may relieve symptoms of wind.
Q: What is Nexium, and what are its side effects?
A: Nexium (Izra), one of a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors, decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Nexium is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid). Nexium may also be given to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), or by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Nexium is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms. The most common side effects with Nexium are headache, dizziness, rash, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and altered taste sensation. Less frequent, sever side effects include pancreatitis and hepatitis. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Nexium. Gregory Latham, RPh
Q: I'm taking Nexium 40 mg once daily. Could this cause me to gain wieght? I also feel tired since I have been on this medication. Is it causing the fatigue?
A: Nexium (Izra) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used for the treatment of esophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric ulcers and other conditions. According to Lexi-Comp, insomnia was reported in 2% of patients during clinical trials. Less than 1% of patients reported somnolence (drowsiness) or weight changes during clinical trials. Your health care provider may be able to provide more information. Please see the following Everyday Health link for more information on Nexium (Izra). //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/nexium Laura Cable, PharmD
How is this medicine (Izra Injection) best taken?
Use Izra injection as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- This medicine is given as a shot into a vein or into a vein nonstop for a period of time.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
Q: What is the difference between Aciphex versus Nexium?
A: GERD affects approximately 14 to 20 percent of the adult U.S. population. It is a chronic condition that develops when acid content from the stomach flows back into the esophagus, and is most commonly associated with heartburn. Aciphex (rabeprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor indicated for adolescent patients 12 years of age and above for short-term treatment of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Aciphex tablets should be swallowed whole. In adolescents, the most common side effects with Aciphex include headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In adults, the most common side effects with Aciphex include pain, sore throat, gas, infection, and constipation. The recommended dose of Aciphex is 20 milligrams daily. Aciphex has not been studied for treatment lasting longer than 12 months (1 year). The safety and effectiveness of Aciphex has not been established for children under the age of 12. Nexium (Izra) is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), GERD, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. In adults 18 and older, side effects with Nexium include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In children 1 to 17 years of age, side effects with Nexium include headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and sleepiness. The recommended dose of Nexium ranges between 20 to 40 milligrams daily. Nexium is not recommended for children under the age of 1 year. For children and adolescents 1 to 17 years of age, Nexium may be prescribed for up to 8 weeks for short-term treatment of GERD. Long-term and multiple daily dose proton pump inhibitor therapy may be associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine.
Immediate action required: Call 999 or go to A&E if:
- you get a skin rash that may include itchy, red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- you're wheezing
- you get tightness in the chest or throat
- you have trouble breathing or talking
- your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat start swelling
You could be having a serious allergic reaction and may need immediate treatment in hospital.
These are not all the side effects of Izra. For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicines packet.
You can report any suspected side effects to the UK safety scheme.
Izra magnesium capsule, delayed rel pellets;oral
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Note: No generic formulation of the following product is available.
- Izra magnesium - for suspension, delayed release;oral
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Nexium. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.
What should I avoid while taking Izra?
Izra can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.