Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), GERD and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate is marketed by AstraZeneca under the tradename Nexium®. Esomeprazole is the S-enantiomer of omeprazole (marketed as Losec® & Prilosec®), and AstraZeneca claims improved efficacy of this single enantiomer product over the racemic mixture of omeprazole (see below). ...

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... ESOMEPRAZOLE (Nexium®) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It reduces symptoms and prevents injury to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or ulcers and in those taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs. Generic esomeprazole capsules are not available. ...
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Esomeprazole Systematic (IUPAC) name (S)-5-methoxy-2-[(4-methoxy- ...
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