Esomeprazole Side Effects
For people taking esomeprazole, side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, and headache. Other side effects of esomeprazole that may occur include such things as dry mouth, constipation, and abdominal pain. In most cases, side effects associated with esomeprazole are minor, and not everyone who takes esomeprazole will experience side effects. Esomeprazole may cause many other side effects, but most of them are rare (meaning they affect less than 1 percent of people).
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects associated with taking esomeprazole (sold under the brand name Nexium®). Not everyone who takes the drug will experience esomeprazole side effects. When people do develop esomeprazole side effects, however, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by a healthcare professional.
The side effects discussed below are NOT a complete list of side effects reported with esomeprazole. Your healthcare provider can go over a more complete list of esomeprazole side effects with you.
Esomeprazole has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with over 15,000 people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented. The most common side effects of esomeprazole, occurring in more than 1 percent of patients, were: