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A 22-year-old female asked:

Does nexium (esomeprazole) take 6-8 weeks to fully heal esophagus acid reflux?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Erosive esophagitis : How long it takes for erosions in the esophagus to heal depends on how large they were to begin with. It can take that long, but they often heal more quickly. People often need to stay on Nexium (esomeprazole) even after erosions are healed, to prevent the GERD that caused the erosions in the first place. Many people need long-term maintenance medications. Good luck.

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Last updated Nov 5, 2015

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