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can you take nexium and prilosec together

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
No transition needed: Prilosec is the parent compound for Nexium (esomeprazole). If you tolerate one you will likely tolerate the other. Maximum dosing for Nexium (esomepra ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No: no, you should not take both Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec at the same time. If you feel that the Nexium (esomeprazole) is not helping, you shoul ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Double up on: Nexium, (esomeprazole) hold the Prilosec and use Mylanta tabs or liquid as backup until seen and examined.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Reglan (metoclopramide): This is a chemical/mechanical problem. Flat soft drink, not going to bed in full stomach for 1 hr, raising head end, avoiding sicy and hot food. If fa ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
21 years experience Family Medicine
PPIs: It is not recommended to take 2 different proton pump inhibitors, but you can take one of them twice daily to see if that provides symptom relief. If ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Carafate (sucralfate): Hi Maria, since your symptoms have been unresponsive to your usual regimen, your doctor should be notified. Carafate (sucralfate) is a medication tha ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Reflux: Have you tried strict dietary measures like avoidance of caffeine, alcohol,nicotine,spices, and greasy foods which can loosen the sphincter or valve b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Very similar: they are i the same class of medicines the proton pump inhibitors.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not much: Both are proton pump inhibitors. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is considered a little stronger than prilosec.
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