The Purple Pill® is now available
without a prescription for the treatment
of frequent heartburn.*
Just one pill a day gives you 24 hours of protection from frequent heartburn, all day and all night.
Millions of people have safely and effectively
taken prescription NEXIUM®. Now, the same
medicine, esomeprazole, is available without
a prescription for the treatment of frequent
heartburn in Nexium® 24HR.
How Nexium® 24HR works
Nexium 24HR is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Proton pumps are your body's acid pumps, which are
located on the cells that line your stomach. Nexium 24HR works by blocking acid at the pump, giving
you 24 hours of protection from frequent heartburn when used as directed. In fact, PPIs like Nexium
24HR are the only FDA-approved medication for over-the-counter treatment of frequent heartburn.
Heartburn is the burning sensation you feel when stomach acid has refluxed (risen) into the esophagus.
The pain often rises up through your chest and may spread toward your neck or throat.
Frequent heartburn is heartburn that occurs two or more days a week.
Understanding Nexium 24HR
Nexium 24HR may take 1-4 days for full effect, which is 24 hours of complete relief from frequent heartburn.
The formulations of the 20mg OTC capsules (Nexium 24HR) and the prescription 20mg esomeprazole (NEXIUM®) contain
the same active ingredient, esomeprazole, although there are differences in indications and directions for use.
Using Nexium 24HR
Take one Nexium 24HR capsule with a glass of water before eating, each morning for 14 consecutive days. Do not take more
than one capsule each day. You should not chew the capsule or empty its contents into food or drink.
Do not use Nexium 24HR for longer than 14 days unless your healthcare professional directs you to do so. You can repeat a 14-day regimen once every four months.
Contact your healthcare professional with additional concerns regarding dosage.
Do not take Nexium 24HR for longer than 14 days unless your healthcare professional directs you to do so. You can repeat a 14-day regimen once every four months.
If you have questions, or concerns, or you continue to experience frequent heartburn, contact your primary healthcare professional.
* It's possible while taking Nexium 24HR. Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn. Do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor. Not for immediate relief.