A 28-year-old male asked:
Please describe the medication: nexium (esomeprazole)?
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Family Medicine 17 years experience
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
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.
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Last updated Jun 16, 2015
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