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can i take nexium and zantac together

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Drug interactions: Prilosec is a brand of generic omeprazole. Nexium is a brand of generic esomeprazole, which is left mirror image of omeprazole. Therefore, you only ta ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Safe but why?: Nexium (esomeprazole) should be taken 30-60 mins before the first meal and zantac nearly at any time. There is no major advantage in taking them both ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it is possible to take both on a daily basis.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Nexium (esomeprazole) works fast: but the most rapid relief might be with antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids.Good luck
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can. That's sometimes done for some gastrointestinal conditions but usually you take one or the other.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No advantage: Protonix (pantoprazole) works best if taken before a meal (preferably breakfast) and ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime. No advantage in taking bo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No....: Both are PPI.......if needed you can take one with increased dose.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes you can: There is no interaction between the two medication but beware that each medication has its own side effect and you might be experiencing them. Take t ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Together : There is no reason to take both together. They serve the same purpose. Choose one and stay with it.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No advantage: Prilosec should be taken 30-60 mins before meal (preferably breakfast), ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Which NyQuil?: Turns out, there are many versions of NyQuil, each w/different medications/ingredients. So while it's wise to check for interactions, you need to be m ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No known interaction: You should be safe especially if you have had no problem with either individually and follow directions. If you are still a bit worried and have a doc ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is known to lower the absorption rate of other medications taken at the same time, so I would advise you to at least take them a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
You can, if: Usually it is one or the other. However you can use both if you have severe gerd or peptic ulcer disease, because of their different modes of action. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes, but they work: differently and need to be taken during different times of the day. Omeprazole needs to be taken before breakfast, and Zantac (ranitidine) after dinn ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid (famotidine) can be taken almost any time. However it may be an overkill to tak ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Try to change your eating habits to healthy so you can get off the oneprazoke
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: No problem.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No advantage: Esomeprazole works best if taken before a meal (preferably breakfast) and ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime. No advantage in taking both at the s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pandelis Banias
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes!: Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken before all other meds in the am before breakfast with a lass of water; no food for 1/2 hr.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Take only: Brand name levothyroxine, preferably in the morning an hour before eating. Ytake the Protonix (pantoprazole) at least an hour later, or you can take t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: These can work together to relieve symptoms of stomach acidity, esophageal reflux and gerd. They do not interfere with the action of each other.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: no problem
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Both are same proton pump inhibitors. Omeprazole came first and when patent ran out the company took out one molecule of no significance and branded ... Read More

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