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can you take nexium and zantac

A 37-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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
One in am, one in pm: Generally when taking both these medications, the use is "off label" meaning there's no real protocol. They don't affect the function of each other, b ... Read More
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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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
Anti-acid medication: The first question is why are you taking 2 medications. The medications you mentioned block acid production in the stomach. Patients who have reflu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience Family Medicine
Take an antacid tab: One tablet of Zantac will not take care of the acid already in your stomach. Nexium (esomeprazole) will not work any faster. You should take an antaci ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonid Basovich
17 years experience Family Medicine
You better don't: Any medication has so named shelf life. That mean that medication still answer to its chemical specification and expected pharmacological effect. Beyo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Acid reflux: It appears that your acid reflux is not under good enough control, particularly if you are having some trouble swallowing. You should return to your g ... Read More

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