esomeprazole delayed-release capsule - oral, Nexium
GENERIC NAME: ESOMEPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE CAPSULE - ORAL (ess-oh-MEH-pruh-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Nexium
USES: Esomeprazole works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It is used to treat acid-related stomach and throat (esophagus) problems (e.g., acid reflux or GERD, erosive esophagitis). Decreasing excess stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, and trouble sleeping. It can also prevent serious acid damage to your digestive system (e.g., ulcers, cancer of the esophagus).This medication may also be used in combination with antibiotics to treat certain types of intestinal ulcers caused by bacterial infection.
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