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Esomeprazole

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 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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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
For heartburn/reflux: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a drug used for acid reflux and esophageal inflammation from reflux. It blocks acid pumps in the stomach, reducing the amount ... Read More
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Dr. Phillip Price
31 years experience General Surgery
Acid Reduction: Nexium is one of the many available drugs to decrease stomach acid production. All are similair, prilosec, prevacid, aciphex (rabeprazole). Some peopl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 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.
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nexium (esomeprazole): Nexium is esomeprazole a drug that reduces - in fact nearly eliminates - the production of stomach acid.
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Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Stomach acid: Nexium is a medication that reduces acid production in the stomach. It is mostly used to treat heartburn, stomach ulcer, and acid reflux.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Are we talking: 10 days past expiration or 10 years? In general, it isn't recommended that expired medications be used. Take care.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stop: Stop taking it.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
An hour or two: Probably an hour or so as it has to be absorbed first. And then a while to begin to decrease acid production.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Hard to answer: Usually, ulcer healing takes around 8 weeks. However, many people need to take it for longer periods. Do speak with your physician and don;t just cont ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shim
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Try something else: Get investigated for whatever symptom you're having to make sure you actually have reflux. If you do or already had investigation, may simply need a d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
48 hours: It takes a delayed-release proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) that long to reduce acid enough in your stomach to be noticeable.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Check with your GI!: Your gastroenterologist should determine that. Chronic ppi use has been linked to gastric lymphoma and should only be used when clearly indicated and ... Read More
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