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
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.
For children and adolescents 1 year to 17 years of age, NEXIUM may be prescribed for up to 8 weeks for short-term treatment of GERD.
In children 1 month to less than 1 year of age, NEXIUM is only used to treat GERD with acid-related damage to the esophagus (erosive esophagitis) for up to 6 weeks.
It is not known if NEXIUM is effective in children under 1 month of age.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.