Nexium belongs to a family of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors and is helpful in stopping the production of acid in the stomach.
Nexium is the brand name for the drug esomeprazole, which is used to cure various stomach and esophageal disorders. It can be prescribed alone or with a combination of other medicines to get rid of gastroesophageal problems. It also works efficiently to get rid of heartburn and difficulties in swallowing food due to acidity in the stomach. Nexium can also treat ulcers and helps to avoid the chances of cancer of the esophagus.