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The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, Update on Proton Pump Inhibitors, Focus on Nexium

Nexium, heart burn, esomeprazole
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Can a heart burn pill lead to bone fractures or magnesium loss with ongoing (chronic) use? Knowing about possible side effects from medicines can save your life. This new 20 page book is packed with easy to understand info that puts you in the drivers seat and helps protect you and your loved ones. Find out about how to get the best results from this medicine, usual doses, how it works, herbal medicines which might fight with it and even what to tell your doctor before taking it.

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Magnesium Matters

older man and son walking  Magnesium Matters There was recent news about Proton Pump inhibitors decreasing magnesium levels in the body. Why is this important? Many crucial organs in your body need magnesium.

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older man and son walking  Magnesium Matters There was recent news about Proton Pump inhibitors decreasing magnesium levels in the body. Why is this important? Many crucial organs in your body need magnesium. Examples include your kidneys, heart and even your muscles. As an added factor, magnesium activates many enzymes, works to give you energy and is important in many ongoing (chronic conditions). Magnesium deficiency can increase your risk of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia), seizures and muscle spasms.

From migraines to diabetes and fibromyalgia to PMS, magnesium lessens risk, eases symptoms and helps keep your body working at its best. For those of you who take a water pill (Lasix, HCTZ, Bumex, others, talk to your doctor about taking Nexium if it is going to be long-term since this combination may lead to excessively low magnesium levels.

Replacing magnesium depends on how low the levels are. You should talk to  your doctor since some formulations may get in better than others (timed release) and too much can certainly work as a laxative (such as magnesium hydroxide). Food sources include Halibut, spinach, almonds, cashews, oatmeal and yogurt.

Early signs and symptoms of low magnesium may include weakness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and irritability. If the blood level lowers further, numbness and tingling, muscle cramps, seizures and abnormal heart beats may happen. Adult females generally need 280-300 mg daily while males need 270-400 mg daily. This requirement changes if you are taking water pills (diuretics) for blood pressure, a cancer medicine called Cisplatin and/or are taking long-term esomeprazole. 

So remember, magnesium matters! For information on Nexium lowering magnesium, go to Amazon.com and look for The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, Update on Proton Pump Inhibitors, vol1, #1, Focus on Nexium (esomeprazole)!

Here is a free look at the cautions section from the eBook:

1. Carry a card in your purse or wallet listing your current diagnosis and are taking esomeprazole. Some patients carry their medical history and current medicine list on a flash drive in order to save time and confusion if they arrive at the hospital unconscious or unable to communicate.

2. People who take ongoing NSAIDS (Motrin, Advil, Aleve, others) and take this drug to help prevent ulcers should watch for the signs and symptoms below which could indicate that the protective effect of esomeprazole has not worked.

3. IF the drug must be taken longer term, fracture risk (bone mineral density) and periodic magnesium level checks are prudent.

4. Call your doctor or got to the hospital if you have any of the serious signs and symptoms in the serious adverse effects section (tarry stools, etc.).

5. Tell the doctor who prescribed this medicine if you go to another doctor and they tell you that your liver function has declined (dose may have to be adjusted).

6. Even though the symptoms of heartburn or H. pylori or symptoms have gone away, there is still a risk of stomach cancer an this should be evaluated.

7. Use of this medicine should only be undertaken if the benefits outweigh the risks—especially with long-term use. The lowest dose should be used for the shortest time. Do not chew or crush the delayed-release form.

8. Information always changes on medicines. New concepts and guideline changes will be described  at  www.EssentialGuideToPrescriptionDrugs.com.

9. Call your doctor about side effects. FDA reporting number is: 800-332-1088.

10.  There is limited experience with overdose of greater than 240 mg per day. Call the nearest poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

 *Excerpted with permission from The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, Update on Proton Pump Inhibitors, Focus on Nexium. 

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