Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) is a proton pump inhibitor approved for many uses. For example, Nexium is often used for the treatment of:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Erosive esophagitis
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections.
It is also used to prevent stomach ulcers in people taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen.
The medication comes in the form of capsules or a powder (used to make an oral suspension). Normally, it should be taken once a day, at least one hour before a meal.
(Click Nexium for more information about this prescription medication, including details about risks, warnings, and potential side effects.)