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dexilant vs nexium

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
44 years experience Pharmacology
PPI Choices: Nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) protonix, prilosec, Omeprazole are all in the family called proton pump inhibitors or ppis. In theory, all of the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
20 years experience Bariatrics
Almost same but not: Both pills belong to antacid category Proton Pump Inhibitors(PPI) and decrease gastric acid production. They are used for treating common GERD sympto ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure: Similar drugs. Continue as your doc recommended. Restart your Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) when you return from vacation (if MD had advised it).
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Proton pump inhibitors are effective though some individuals swear of better responses to a particular inhibitor. No significant issues with substitut ... Read More
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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Yes should be ok: But Would not take both same day.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on what kind of symptoms you had from Prevacid since many so-called allergic reactions are just intolerances. If you can tolerate Nexium ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nexium (esomeprazole) safety.: Nexium is of the same class of drugs as are Prevacid and dexilant (dexlansoprazole). If you are not getting relief from those, you may have the same e ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Recommendation : Yes,You can use one of them before meal for night time, or twice a day.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
24 years experience Family Medicine
PPI: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It is a derivative of prilosec. It works by stopping the production of acid in the stomach. It is us ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Nexium (esomeprazole): is used to treat certain GI problems (e.g. heartburn, difficulty swallowing). See your PCP for evaluation and tests.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Make you feel better: Will control your stomach acidity & thus control gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) & control upper abdominal pain. It is a superb medication.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, and more...: ...But like any drug, it is important to know what pathology the drug is being used to treat (a better approach than just treating symptoms), and to d ... Read More
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