Nexium Control 20mg 14 Tablets

  • Once Daily Formulation
  • 24 hour relief
  • Suitable for 18+
  • Prescription strength
Nexium Control® could make you forget all about your heartburn, with one pill each morning, you can experience 24hr protection from frequent heartburn.


If your life is disrupted by frequent heartburn (twice a week or more), preventing you from sleeping, or eating and drinking the things you like, NEXIUM Control can help. 

NEXIUM Control tackles heartburn at the source. With one pill each morning, you can experience 24hr protection from frequent heartburn. Heartburn is caused by stomach acid rising up into the oesophagus. 

Today, many frequent heartburn sufferers rely on antacids or alginates to manage their symptoms. Antacids and alginates target the acid in the stomach once it has been formed. Whilst these treatments provide fast relief, they do not deliver the sustained protection that frequent sufferers would like. 

NEXIUM Control is different, regulating acid production in your stomach right at the source Nexium Control could make you forget all about your heartburn, with one pill each morning, you can experience 24hr protection from frequent heartburn.

How to Take

Just take one tablet of Nexium Control in the morning and it gets to work within an hour. Some people could experience protection from heartburn that day or by the evening. Full effect could take 2 to 3 days.

Remember to start each day by taking your Nexium Control pill. By day two to three, you should feel a real difference in your symptoms and even feel better as the day goes on.

If you suffered from restless nights due to heartburn, your sleep should be improving, Nexium Control is clinically proven to relieve night-time heartburn for a good night’s sleep. You should have up to 24hr protection, so you can just get on with your day.

By now, you should be completely protected. You can sleep better at night and eat well during the day, feeling like yourself again. And once you feel completely free of heartburn, you can stop taking the product.

If your symptoms of heartburn do come back, you should seek advice from a Pharmacist or GP.

If you take Nexium Control treatment for 14 days and see no change in your symptoms, consult your GP as soon as possible.

Side effects

As with any medication Nexium Control can cause side effects in some people – although not everybody will experience these.

Before you take Nexium Control it is important to familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet enclosed with your treatment.

If you have any concerns or queries you can contact one of our experienced pharmacists.

If you notice any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Nexium Control and contact a
doctor immediately:
  • Sudden wheezing, swelling of your lips, tongue and throat, rash, fainting or difficulties in swallowing (severe allergic reaction, seen rarely)
  • Reddening of the skin with blisters or peeling. There may also be severe blisters and bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals. This could be ‘Stevens-Johnson syndrome’ or ‘toxic epidermal necrolysis’, seen very rarely.
  • Yellow skin, dark urine and tiredness, which can be symptoms of liver problems, seen rarely.
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following signs of infection: 

This medicine may in very rare cases affect the white blood cells leading to immune deficiency. If you have an infection with symptoms such as fever with a severely reduced general condition or fever with symptoms of a local infection such as pain in the neck, throat or mouth or difficulties in urinating, you must consult your doctor as soon as possible so that a lack of white blood cells (agranulocytosis) can be ruled out by a blood test. It is important for you to give information about your medicine at this time.

Other side effects include:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
  • Headache.
  • Effects on your stomach or gut: diarrhoea, stomach ache, constipation, wind (flatulence).
  • Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting).
  • Benign growths (polyps) in the stomach.
For a complete list of side effects please consult the information leaflet included with your order. 

Cautions & Warnings

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before taking Nexium Control if:
  • You have had a stomach ulcer or stomach surgery in the past.
  • You have been taking treatment continuously for reflux or heartburn for 4 or more weeks.
  • You have jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes) or severe liver problems.
  • You have severe kidney problems.
  • You are aged over 55 years and have new or recently changed reflux symptoms or need to take a non-prescription indigestion or heartburn remedy treatment every day.
  • You have ever had a skin reaction after treatment with a medicine similar to Nexium Control that reduces stomach acid.
  • You are due to have an endoscopy or a urea breath test.
  • You are due to have a specific blood test (Chromogranin A).

Tell your doctor immediately before or after taking this medicine, if you notice any of the following symptoms, which could be a sign of another, more serious, disease.
  • You lose a lot of weight for no reason.
  • You have problems or pain when swallowing.
  • You get stomach pain or signs of indigestion such as nausea, fullness, bloating especially after food intake.
  • You begin to vomit food or blood, which may appear as dark coffee grounds in your vomit.
  • You pass black stools (blood-stained faeces).
  • You have severe or persistent diarrhoea; esomeprazole has been associated with a small increased risk of infectious diarrhoea.
  • You get a rash on your skin, especially in areas exposed to the sun tell your doctor as soon as you can, as you may need to stop your treatment with Nexium Control. Remember to also mention any other ill-effects like pain in your joints.

Seek urgent medical attention if you experience chest pain with light-headedness, sweating, dizziness or shoulder pain with shortness of breath. This could be a sign of a serious condition with your heart. If any of the above apply to you (or you are not sure), talk to your doctor straight away.

Do not exceed daily dose. 
Only suitable from 18+ years. 
Do not use if you are allergic to esomeprazole or any of the ingredients of this medicine. 
Do not take this medicine with other medicines that limit the amount of acid produced in your stomach such as proton pump inhibitors (e.g. pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole or omeprazole) or an H2 antagonist (e.g. ranitidine or famotidine). 
Read the packaging leaflet before use. 
Please refer to section 2 of the package leaflet if you are taking other medicines. 
Do not take Nexium Control during pregnancy and during breast-feeding. 
Nexium Control has a minor influence on the ability to drive or use machines. If affected, you should not drive or use machines.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children


Each gastro-resistant tablet contains 20 mg esomeprazole (as magnesium trihydrate). the other ingredient(s) are glycerol monostearate 40-55, hyprolose, hypromellose, iron oxide (reddish-brown)(E 172), iron oxide (yellow)(E 172), magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid ethylacrylate copolymer (1:1) dispersion 30 per cent, cellulose microcrystalline, synthetic paraffin, macrogol 6000, polysorbate 80, crospovidone (Type A), sodium stearyl fumarate, sugar spheres (sucrose), talc, titanium dioxide (E 171) and triethyl citrate