No it is PPI. It is proton pump inhibiter, it cuts down the production of stomach acid by shutting down the gastric acid pump, thereby reducing the amount of acid in the stomach.
If on nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg 2x a day - can I take tums daily to to prevent further issues with the esophagus?
No. akin to putting out a hotel fire with a glass of water. the problem is not "run of the mill" acid reflux if 80mg daily nexium (esomeprazole) is ineffective. A gastroenterologist must be consulted for further testing. Once the problem is identified, an effective solution will be applied. If left untreated, serious acute damage to the esophagus or stomach may ensue and the risk of developing cancer increases. Read more...