Neksium, containing the active ingredient esomeprazole, is thought to be processed more slowly than some alternatives.
This means that the levels of the drug are higher in your bloodstream, which may mean that it helps to reduce the production of acid in your body for a longer amount of time. It also offers more effective control than alternatives, such as omeprazole, at the same doses.
It’s also broken down differently by your liver to some alternatives, which could mean that you need fewer treatments than other types of medication for acid reflux and heartburn. Esomeprazole can also provide faster relief than alternatives in the first week of use, so you may feel the benefits of the medication sooner.
Neksium offers a different way to take to this type of acid reflux relief that isn’t an option with many of alternative treatments. If you find it difficult to take tablets (or you don’t like taking them) then injection might be a better option for you.