What is Nexium(Esomeprazole)?
Nexium is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).
Nexium may also be given to prevent gastric ulcer caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), or by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Nexium is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.
What is Pepcid?
Pepcid is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.
Pepcid also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
What is AcipHex?
AcipHex (rabeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
AcipHex is used short-term to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and children who are at least 1 year old.
What is Protonix?
Pantoprazole is used to treat erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. Pantoprazole is usually given for up to 8 weeks at a time while your esophagus heals.
Pantoprazole is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other conditions involving excess stomach acid.