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Nexium is commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, erosive esophagitis, and H. pylori infections. It is also used to prevent stomach ulcers in people taking NSAIDs. As a proton pump inhibitor, the medication decreases the amount of acid in your stomach by blocking the acid production sites. Some of the common side effects of Nexium include nausea, headaches, and diarrhea.
- Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Treatment of erosive esophagitis
- Prevention of stomach ulcers in people taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen
- Treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections
Treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions, in which stomach acid is greatly overproduced, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.