Naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium is a drug prescribed for treating osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. The esomeprazole component of this combination medication is added to help prevent stomach ulcers due to the naproxen component. Common side effects may include heartburn, diarrhea, and indigestion. You may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain medical problems, such as asthma or heart disease.
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