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A recent study to compared the efficacy of esomeprazole (Nexium) to pantoprazole in treatment of GERD. Esomeprazole showed significantly better results with respect to healing and symptom relief than pantoprazole. It's efficacy was also superior for all degrees of esophagitis and erosive esophagitis. Esomeprazole is better able to control stomach acidity than pantoprazole but it's side effects effect 1% of the population. Side effects include headache, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
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About: Efficacy study compares two drug treatment for GERD
Date: 15 October 2004
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