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What is esomeprazole magnesium?

Esomeprazole magnesium is the oral formulation of Nexium. It is in a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. For treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), it reduces stomach acids to provide relief from heartburn, lets the esophagus heal and prevents further damage to the esophagus. If you have had ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria, esomeprazole magnesium is also used in combination with other medications to treat stomach ulcers and keep them from coming back. If your stomach produces too much acid - Zollinger-Ellison syndrome - esomeprazole magnesium can decrease the acid and improve symptoms.

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