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People with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) may benefit from Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium). The prescription drug is a type of proton pump inhibitor that helps decrease the amount of acid in the stomach in order to relieve heartburn and other GERD symptoms.
Before starting treatment, it is important to be aware of any potential dangers with this drug. The medication can cause a number of side effects. While some side effects are mild and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily (such as headache, nausea, or dry mouth), others are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop blurry vision, an allergic reaction, or chest pain.
(Click Nexium Side Effects and Nexium Precautions and Warnings for more information about other potential dangers of Nexium and to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.)
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