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A healthcare provider may recommend Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) to treat certain conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines.
For adults over the age of 17 with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms, the recommended dosage is Nexium 20 mg capsules once a day for four to eight weeks. If your GERD is severe enough to cause esophageal erosions (known as erosive esophagitis), the recommended dose is Nexium 20 mg to 40 mg once daily for four to eight weeks, followed by Nexium 20 mg capsules once daily (to prevent the return of erosive esophagitis after healing has occurred).
For GERD in children ages 12 to 17, the recommended dose is Nexium 20 mg to 40 mg once a day for up to eight weeks.
For treating GERD in children age 1 to 11 years old, the recommended dose is Nexium 10 mg once daily for up to eight weeks. For erosive esophagitis in children of this age, the dose is the same (Nexium 10 mg once daily), unless the child weighs 44 pounds or more, in which case the dose is Nexium 20 mg capsules once daily.
(Click Nexium Dosing for more information on using Nexium for treating various types of conditions that affect the stomach, intestines, or esophagus.)