16 Apr 2012
Yes, it is fine to be on Nexium long term. A lot of people do take it for long periods of time.
Nexium (esomeprazole) belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Nexium decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Nexium is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Nexium is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).
Nexium may also be given to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), or by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Nexium Information for Consumers
- Nexium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nexium (detailed)
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1 answer • 21 Oct 2009
I am sleepy all the day, even when I was allowed to cut down from one in the am and one at dinner time. I have heard on TV recently about the Nexium ...
1 answer • 29 May 2010
I presently take Nexium for reflux. Is there a possible interaction between DEXILANT and NEXIUM?
1 answer • 18 Aug 2010
spasm larynx, hoarse voice-lost voice range; also had reduction in bone density. I'm just 50 and active; on Nexium 11/2 yrs. Went to doctor-now ...
1 answer • 1 Feb 2012