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In the US, Esomeprazole (esomeprazole systemic) is a member of the drug class proton pump inhibitors and is used to treat Barrett's Esophagus, Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis, Erosive Esophagitis, Gastric Ulcer Prophylaxis, Gastritis/Duodenitis, GERD, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, NSAID-Induced Gastric Ulcer, Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Gastric acid secretion inhibitor

Treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Proton pump inhibitor (PPI)

Chemical Name

5-Metoxy-2-[(S)-[(4-metoxy-3,5-dimetyl-2-pyridyl)metyl]sulfinyl]benzimidazole (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Esomeprazole (OS: BAN)
  • Ésoméprazole (OS: DCF)
  • (-)-Omeprazole (IS)
  • (S)-Omeprazole (IS)
  • H 199/18 (IS)
  • Perprazole (IS)
  • (S)-Omeprazol magnesium (IS)
  • Esomeprazole hemimagnesium hydrate (IS)
  • Esomeprazole Magnesium (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Esomeprazole Magnesium Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • (-)-Omeprazole magnesium trihydrate (IS)
  • (S)-Omeprazole magnesium trihydrate (IS)
  • Esomeprazole hemimagnesium-1.5-hydrate (IS)
  • Esomeprazole hemimagnesium-3-hydrate (IS)
  • H-199/18 magnesium trihydrate (IS)
  • Ésoméprazole magnésique trihydaté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Esomeprazole Magnesium (PH: USP 38)
  • Esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Esomeprazole Magnesium Trihydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Esomeprazol-Magnesium-Trihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Esomeprazolum manesicum trihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Esomeprazole Sodium (OS: USAN)
  • H199/18 sodium (IS: AstraZeneca)
  • Esomeprazole Strontium (OS: USAN)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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