According to Drugs.com, as of 2014 a generic form of Nexium has not been approved. Illegal versions of Nexium that advertise as generic are sold by dishonest online pharmacies. Buying any unapproved medication is risky.
Nexium is commonly used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other stomach acid-related ailments, as stated by Drugs.com. The effects of erosive esophagitis can improve under Nexium as well. Gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) or caused by utilization of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also be treated with Nexium.
Drugs.com warns against taking Nexium to relieve heartburn. Symptoms of heartburn are similar to the symptoms of a heart attack and need medical evaluation.