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Please describe the medication: nexium (esomeprazole)?

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Heartburn Medication: Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Also helps heal a damaged esophagus. Prevents stomach ulcers and stomach irritation in patients who take pain or arthritis medicine or nsaid.

Answered 6/16/2015

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Dr. AnYu Chen answered

The Purple Pill: It is one of the most widely prescribed medication in the world. It belongs to a class of medications called ppi's (proton pump inhibitors). It works by inhibiting proton pumps, a type of cells that produces acid, in a persons stomach. It is used to treat acid reflux, ulcers, h.Pylori bacteria infection, and is frequently used to treat stomach aches. It is very safe when used as prescribed.

Answered 4/8/2015

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