Esomeprazole, sold under the brand name Nexium, is a medication that reduces stomach acid. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, treatment and maintenance of erosive esophagitis, Helicobacter pylori, prevention of gastric ulcers in those on chronic NSAID therapy, treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers associated with Crohn's disease, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome.
- dry mouth
- abdominal pain
- Clostridium difficile infection