NEXIUM is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). There are other branded PPIs available and only some of them have generic equivalents. NEXIUM does not have a generic equivalent.
It is important to know that not all medications work the same for all patients, including the generic equivalents.
When your doctor prescribes a medication, it is because it has been determined it is the right one for you.
If your doctor prescribes NEXIUM make sure that’s what your pharmacist gives you.
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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.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact AstraZeneca at 1-800-236-9933, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM ET, excluding holidays.