Can Nexium Be Taken At Bedtime?


Asked by Kriebel

Can Nexium Be Taken At Bedtime?

Dosage instructions say to take at least 1 hour prior to eating, but does not indicate how long after 1 meal to wait.


Hi Kriebel,

Thank you for your question! Instructions recommend taking Nexium before eating because the medication is absorbed much better if taken on an empty stomach. If you would prefer to take it in the evening before bed, just make sure that you haven't eaten within an hour or two of taking the medication. If you take Nexium with food in the stomach, only about half as much will be absorbed, and you won't get the full effect of the medication. I hope this helps!

Best of luck,


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