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Who should not take esomeprazole magnesium?

Esomeprazole magnesium should not be taken by anyone who has had an allergic reaction to Nexium, an ingredient in Nexium, an ingredient in esomeprazole. Animal studies have suggested the drug may have harmful effects on a fetus, but human studies are lacking. The drug should only be used in pregnancy if the benefits clearly outweigh the potential risks. Because the drug is likely excreted in breast milk, and could harm the infant, women should not breastfeed while taking esomeprazole. People with irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastric cancer, pseudomembranous colitis should not take this medication.

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