When the Purple Pill is difficult to swallow…

Ask about NEXIUM Packets for acid reflux and related conditions in babies and children

Signs and Symptoms of GERD in Children

  • Spitting up
  • Back arching and crying that can’t be calmed
  • Irritability
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Poor weight gain
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Heartburn

These signs and symptoms may indicate your child has GERD. GERD is also called acid reflux disease. Only a health care professional can diagnose if your child has GERD.

Why NEXIUM Packets?

NEXIUM Packets may provide relief for their acid reflux

NEXIUM Packets is a prescription medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). This medicine reduces the amount of acid in your stomach.

  • Once-daily dosing
  • No refrigeration needed
  • Doses ranging from 2.5 mg to 40 mg for infants and children

When the pediatrician confirms your child has symptoms of acid reflux disease, ask about NEXIUM Packets

  • NEXIUM Packets can be used for children who may have difficulty swallowing pills
  • NEXIUM Packets is the only PPI that is FDA-approved for use in infants as young as 1 month old
  • The NEXIUM Savings Card can be used to get NEXIUM Packets for just $15 a month or $30 for a 90-day supply


  • Symptom relief does not rule out the presence of other serious conditions. Talk with your doctor
  • Talk to your doctor about serious side effects, including:

    – Kidney problems (acute interstitial nephritis) may happen at any time during treatment with NEXIUM. Call your doctor if you have a decrease in the amount that you urinate or if you have blood in your urine

    – NEXIUM may increase your risk of getting severe diarrhea. Call your doctor right away if you have watery stool, stomach pain and fever that does not go away

    – Bone fractures if you take multiple daily doses of NEXIUM for a year or longer

    – Some people who take PPIs, including NEXIUM, develop certain types of lupus or have worsening of the lupus they already have. Call your doctor right away if you have joint pain or rash on your cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun

    – Low vitamin B12 if you have been on NEXIUM for a long time (more than 3 years)

    – Low magnesium levels if you take NEXIUM (for 3 months or more)

    – Stomach growths (fundic gland polyps), especially if you take PPIs for more than 1 year

  • Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, prescription and nonprescription drugs, including clopidogrel, vitamins and herbal supplements. NEXIUM may affect how other medicines work and other medicines may affect how NEXIUM works
  • Do not take NEXIUM if you are allergic to esomeprazole magnesium or any of the ingredients in NEXIUM or are allergic to any other PPI
  • The most common side effects with NEXIUM may include headache, diarrhea, nausea, gas, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth and drowsiness
  • In adults 18 and older, the most common side effects with NEXIUM may include headache, diarrhea, nausea, gas, abdominal pain, constipation, and dry mouth
  • In children 1 to 17 years of age, the most common side effects with NEXIUM may include headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and drowsiness

APPROVED USES FOR NEXIUM® (esomeprazole magnesium)

NEXIUM is prescribed to treat the symptoms of acid 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. This damage may be caused over time from stomach acid wearing away the lining of the esophagus. Only a doctor can diagnose this condition. With NEXIUM, most erosions heal in 4 to 8 weeks. Your results with NEXIUM may vary.

Please read full Prescribing Information, Medication Guide and Instructions for Use for NEXIUM Packets.

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