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Thursday, January 07, 2010 Lee, Community Member, asks

Q: What are the ingredients in Nexium?

Does Nexium have salt or sodium as part of the ingredients?  Can taking it make your blood pressure increase?

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Stephanie, Health Guide
1/ 7/10 6:00pm

The Nexium pharmacology paperwork does not list sodium as an ingredient. It does have Sodium Hyrdoxide in the coating but this would be extremely minimal and it is not the same as Sodium Chloride which is what we know as salt.


The paperwork did list that in clinical trials less than 1 percent of people have increased blood pressure as a side effect.


With all this said, if you are having issues with increased blood pressure, it would be a good idea to go to your doctor to help get it figured out. Your body could be reacting to illness or could be having increased blood pressure as a new symptom. You don't want to assume it's due to the Nexium and have it be due to something else entirely.


Best of Luck - Stephanie


You can read more about Nexium here:

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By Lee, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/18/13, First Published: 01/07/10