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A 45-year-old female asked:

I have been taking nexium (esomeprazole) for years but i still have heartburn what can i do?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Nexium (esomeprazole) is not a cure: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a great medicine but it only works for 24 hours. After that the acid production resumes unless you take Nexium (esomeprazole) daily. Most people with heartburn have acid reflux which is a life long problem. But there are many antacids that you can choose from ...They vary in price but may do the job as well. You just have to try them to find the one that suits you.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for severe heartburn long term cause other problems?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Well... maybe: There are considerations on several: lower bone density because calcium desolves in acid... no acid, less calcium gets in, less bones. Increased risk of pneumonia (some of it comes from stomach germs going down the wrong way and if no stomach acid more germs) but there's not a lot of evidence for these to be big risks.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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