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- Advise patients to let their healthcare provider know if they are taking, or begin taking other medications, because NEXIUM can interfere with antiretroviral drugs and drugs that are affected by gastric pH changes [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].
- Let patients know that antacids may be used while taking NEXIUM.
- Advise patients to immediately report and seek care for diarrhea that does not improve. This may be a sign of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- Advise patients to immediately report and seek care for any cardiovascular or neurological symptoms including palpitations, dizziness, seizures, and tetany as these may be signs of hypomagnesemia [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/19/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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