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Esomeprazole

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Esomeprazole (brand names Nexium, Nexium Control, Emozul, Guardium Acid Reflux Control and Ventra, and (with naproxen) Vimovo) is a type of medication called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It reduces the amount of acid the stomach makes.[1]

It is widely used to treat indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux, and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).[1] GORD is when stomach acid reflux keeps happening. It is also used to prevent stomach ulcers.[1] Sometimes, esomeprazole is taken for a rare condition caused by a tumour in the pancreas or gut called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Esomeprazole: medicine to lower stomach acid". nhs.uk. 2022-01-13. Retrieved 2024-06-11.