Nexium® (esomeprazole magnesium) is a prescription medicine licensed to treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and other conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, some may experience side effects or may not feel that their symptoms are well controlled. For those who want to consider a substitute for Nexium, a number of medications are available.
The five classes of drugs that are most commonly recommended for the treatment of GERD include:
Since so many medicines can be used as a Nexium alternative, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider to discuss the best treatment options for your particular situation.
(Click Medication for GERD to learn more about these various drug classes for GERD treatment, including a list of specific products that belong to each class.)