Esomeprazole is a drug used in the treatment of conditions caused by excessive production of stomach acid. Conditions such as duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, erosiveesophagitis, dyspepsia and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome are all treated with Esomeprazole. It belongs to a class of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors, meaning that it stops acid production in the parietal cells of the stomach. These cells pump out protons, or hydrogen ions, and these ions go toward producing hydrochloric acid. However, it is worth noting that this drug is not used for those who experience immediate symptoms of heartburn, and only used for those with a proven underlying long-term condition.
Esomeprazole (Nexium) is a proton pump inhibitor which works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach. This medication relieves various symptoms such as swallowing difficulty, indigestion, and cough.
Esomeprazole is mainly used to treat various stomach and esophagus problems especially in people with irritation and swelling of the esophagus when the medication cannot be taken by mouth.
Esomeprazole is also used to reduce the risks of bleeding ulcers after endoscopy.
However, Esomeprazole may also be used for other conditions as determined by the doctor. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any ingredient in it. Consult your doctor for more information.