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.
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.
The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about NEXIUM, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your health care professional can decide if NEXIUM is right for you.
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