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Please describe the medication: nexium (esomeprazole)?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 17 years experience
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.
Dr. AnYu Chen
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.
Last updated Jun 16, 2015

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