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Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) is a prescription drug used for treating various conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
Many people use Nexium as a GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) medicine, but the drug is actually approved for preventing stomach ulcers and treating H. pylori infections and pathological hypersecretory conditions as well.
Nexium belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It decreases the amount of acid in your stomach by blocking the acid production sites. By reducing the amount of acid in your stomach, the medicine can help relieve heartburn and other GERD symptoms.
You should talk to your healthcare provider before using Nexium for GERD treatment if you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding, have liver disease or kidney failure, or have any allergies.
(Click Nexium to learn more about this medication and its uses, effects, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.)
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