Nexium (Esomeprazole)

Effective Acid Reflux Treatment

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Esomeprazole 20mg

  • 28 tablets - £24.99 £19.99

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  • 28 tablets - £39.99 £31.99


What is Esomeprazole?

Esomeprazole is a generic drug used to treat certain conditions where there is too much acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a condition where the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus.

Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

What is Nexium?

Nexium is the branded version of Esomeprazole. Esomeprazole is medically equivalent to Nexium but is available at a lower price.

How To Take

Swallow your tablets whole with a drink of water. Do not chew or crush the tablets. This is because the tablets contain coated pellets which stop the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. It is important not to damage the pellets.

  • You can take your tablets at any time of the day.
  • You can take your tablets with food or on an empty stomach.



Antacids taken as required. Antacids are alkali liquids or tablets that can neutralise the stomach acid. A dose may give quick relief. There are many brands, which you can buy. You can also get some on prescription. If you have mild or infrequent bouts of dyspepsia you may find that antacids used as required are all that you need.

Information Leaflet

Patient Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. View patient information leaflet.

Authored 02 April 2020 by Dr Clare Morrison, Reviewed 02 April 2020 by Liyya Patel, Siobhan Titre Last updated 02 April 2020

Recent Esomeprazole Reviews

4.5 / 5

Based on 4 independent customer reviews taken by Feefo (see all MedExpress Reviews).

By Barry on 27 August 2020


Does the job without a problem.


Excellent,fast service at a good price.

"Great service"
By MedExpress Customer on 14 February 2017


Great product at a great price


Very fast, easy to use service.

"My service feedback with MedExpress Online Pharmacy"
By MedExpress Customer on 18 May 2015




Great service

"Quick efficient service"
By Paul on 24 August 2020


I used a different brand last time and they were more consistent these seemed a bit hit and miss.


Fast and efficient service. Easy to order

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Our qualified team

All our doctors and pharmacists are based in the UK and are registered with the General Medical Council and General Pharmaceutical Council.

Dr Clare Morrison

General Practitioner (Prescriber)
GMC: 3441561

Dr Heather Currie

General Practitioner (Prescriber)
GMC: 2613354

Dr Syed Arfeen

Primary Care Physician
GMC: 6031426

Choosing Generic vs Branded Esomeprazole


Generic medicines contain the same active ingredient and are equally effective and equivalent as the branded products but are available at a lower price. Generic manufacturers have to demonstrate that they are medically identical to the branded product before they can be sold - i.e. they offer the same quality, strength, stability and effectiveness.