Does Nexium help with nausea?

Does Nexium help with nausea?

Nexium does not generally help with nausea, because it’s a Proton pump inhibitor – which is an acid reducer. Nexium basically inhibits excessive gastric acid production and treats related symptoms. 

If your nausea is linked to increased gastric acidity, then Nexium can surely make it go away by managing your acidity. However, nausea linked to other factors does not generally respond to Nexium and the drug is not intended to relieve nausea either. 

What medications treat nausea? 

There are plenty of medications, both OTC and prescription meds, that can help control your nausea. OTC meds include Pepto-Bismol (Bismuth subsalicylate), Dramamine, Gravol, etc. 

There are prescription medications as well that can control severe nausea, which does not get better with OTC meds. If your nausea is occasional, you can manage it without medications. 

Tea containing lemon, ginger, and peppermint is known to naturally control nausea and vomiting. Sticking to light foods can also help your stomach recover. 

However, if you persistently feel nauseous or generally sick, you should seek medical attention. Nausea is usually a symptom of an underlying root cause which could be mild or severe organ-related disease. 

This is why you should discuss persistent or severe nausea with your doctor to get a proper diagnosis and prescription. 

Final words

To sum up, Nexium is not the right choice of medication for your nausea, especially if your nausea is not linked to acid reflux. There are plenty of OTC medications that can help you. If you are unsure which one to use, please reach out to your local pharmacist and seek advice.

If your nausea is linked to acid reflux, Nexium might help. Although Nexium is an OTC medication for increased stomach acid production in your stomach, you still need to take it regularly for a promising therapeutic outcome. 

If you are concerned about your nausea or it’s getting more severe day by day, you should consult your healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis.

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