Nexium Reduces Acid and Treats GERD

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Nexium reduces acid formation in the stomach and treats symptoms of GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease as well as a variety of other stomach disorders.  Once available by prescription only, this popular over-the-counter pill contains the same active ingredient as Prilosec. Although many believe Nexium functions as an antacid, it actually belongs in the category of proton pump inhibitors.  Also included in this group are Prilosec, Aciphex, Protonix, Prevacid and Dexilant.  These drugs require several days of regular use to shut down the acid producing cells.  Consequently they fail to provide immediate relief from indigestion or heartburn. In spite of advertising that champions the benefits of one drug over another, medical evidence suggests only minor differences exist between members of the class.  Contrary to popular expectation, none of the drugs…
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