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A 30-year-old male asked:

29years old been taking nexium (esomeprazole) 8years everything i try that's all that works my gastroenologist said that it is a safe drug if i don't take it its bad?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Not safe over years: Nexium (esomeprazole) is safe for short-term use. However, it can be quite hazardous to take it for a prolonged period of time (more than a few months) as it can lead to very serious, even life-threatening side effects- see http://www.naturalnews.com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects.html & http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd There are safer alternatives.
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