Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) is a medication approved for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). It can also be used for preventing stomach ulcers and treating erosive esophagitis, H. pylori infections, and pathological hypersecretory conditions.
At this time, there is no OTC (over-the-counter) Nexium. There are, however, other proton pump inhibitors that can be used for treating similar symptoms. There are three proton pump inhibitors that are available over-the-counter, including:
(Click Nexium, Generic Nexium, Prilosec OTC to learn more about the similarities between Nexium and Prilosec OTC, and to find out if either product is available in generic form.)