Nexium, also known as esomeprazole, is a proton pump inhibitor which is used in the treatment of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease. This medication also reduces the chance of gastric ulcers in some patients.

Nexium works by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. This form of drug can be taken orally in the form of delayed-release tablets or can be injected into the body.

Common side effects users may experience when taking Nexium include belching, heartburn, stomach pain and stomach discomfort. If the side effects do not go away within a significant amount of time or seem to be getting progressively worse, contact or doctor or other healthcare professional for assistance.

Nexium may occasionally be used for other purposes, as determined by your doctor.

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