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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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I have 3 cats. this morning my Nexium pill was missing from

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I have 3 cats. this morning my Nexium pill was missing from my bed stand ( I never leave my pill there but this morning I was 'sleep walking'). When I went to take the Nexium, it was missing. I looked everwhere. I am not sure if 1 of my cats was playing with the purple pill or if 1 of them ate it. I am not evern sure which cat as all 3 sleep with me. I called my Vet but they told me to call Poison control. When I did, it was for Humans. I am not sure what to do . Please advise what I should do . Thank you ! Syvian xxxxx @XXX@XXXXXX.XXX

Hi Syvian,

I am so sorry you are worried.

Cats, unlike dogs almost never eat pills that are dropped or left around.It is more likely that they played with it and knocked it down.

Can you please look around again and under things and tell me if you find it?

It could be on the bed, in a drawer, or under furniture or door.

move the bed stand and other things and look underneath them.

I will stand by to hear from you...........


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I did look around. on my hands and knees. I looked EVERYWHERE>

Hi Syvian,


I looked this up and this is what I found:


2 - Nexium® (esomeprazole)

During 2010, Americans spent $6.3 billion on Nexium. It is an anti-ulcer
medication and proton-pump inhibitor that results in decreased gastric acid
secretion. While it is utilized in veterinary medicine for some pets, mild side
effects can include vomiting and diarrhea. Pet owners of dogs or cats that get
into this drug should watch their pet closely, but not be alarmed since symptoms
will generally subside on their own."


If you chose to wait and see watch for elevated heart rate, depression, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.

If you take the cat to a vet he/she can induce vomiting and administer activated charcoal to reduce absorbion of the drug.

Please let me know what happens.

Sincerest best wishes,


Terri and other Cat Specialists are ready to help you
Hi Syvian,
What happened?
Did you ever find the pill?
How are your kitties?

Warm regards,