esomeprazole delayed-release suspension - oral, Nexium
GENERIC NAME: ESOMEPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE SUSPENSION - ORAL (ess-oh-MEH-pruh-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Nexium
USES: Esomeprazole is used to treat stomach and throat (esophagus) problems caused by too much stomach acid (e.g., acid reflux or GERD, erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). It works by blocking acid production in the stomach. Decreasing extra stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, and trouble sleeping. It can also prevent conditions caused by serious acid damage to your digestive system (e.g., ulcers, cancer of the esophagus).Esomeprazole may also be used to prevent ulcers caused by the long-term use of certain drugs for pain or swelling (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs). In addition, this medication may be used with antibiotics to treat certain types of ulcers caused by bacterial infection. Esomeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
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