HEALING DAMAGE

Erosive Esophagitis

Your stomach is filled with acid that helps digest the food you eat.
Although stomach acid is harsh, your stomach is built to handle this acid.
However, the lining of your esophagus is not.

Acid reflux disease causes acid to back up into the esophagus. Over time, this causes tissue damage in the lining of the esophagus, resulting in a condition called erosive esophagitis (EE).

EE is a potentially serious condition. However, NEXIUM can heal most
erosions in the esophagus in about 4 to 8 weeks. Your results with
NEXIUM may vary.

 

Talk to your doctor about your concerns

Even if your heartburn pain is only mild, you could have acid reflux damage. However, only a doctor can tell if you have erosions in the esophagus and how serious they are. If you are concerned about your symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor.

 

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Important Safety Information About NEXIUM

  • Symptom relief does not rule out the presence of other serious stomach conditions
  • NEXIUM may increase your risk of getting severe diarrhea. Call your doctor right away if you have watery stool, stomach pain and fever that does not go away
  • Talk to your doctor about your risk for:
    • bone fractures if you take multiple daily doses of NEXIUM for a long period of time
    • low magnesium levels if you take NEXIUM for a long period of time
  • Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, prescription and non-prescription drugs, including clopidogrel, vitamins and herbal supplements. NEXIUM may affect how other medicines work and other medicines may affect how NEXIUM works
  • Side effects with NEXIUM include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain

Approved Uses for NEXIUM

NEXIUM is prescribed to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease, which typically include persistent heartburn on 2 or more days per week, despite treatment and change of diet.

For many people, NEXIUM is also prescribed to heal damage to the esophagus called erosive esophagitis. This damage may be caused over time from stomach acid wearing away the lining of the esophagus. Only a doctor can diagnose this condition. With NEXIUM, most erosions heal in 4 to 8 weeks. Your results with NEXIUM may vary.

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