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Esomeprazole is a medication used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, H. pylori infections, and other conditions. It belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors, which decrease the amount of acid in your stomach by blocking the acid production sites. The medication is typically taken once a day. Potential side effects of esomeprazole include nausea, headaches, and diarrhea.
- Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Treatment of erosive esophagitis
- Prevention of stomach ulcers in people taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen
- Treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections
Treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions (in which stomach acid is greatly overproduced), such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.