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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Meds: Every medicine has side effects and especially when used for long time chances are high. Why dont you stop them under doctors guidance and see if you ... Read More

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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 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 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
19 years experience Gastroenterology
4-6 weeks: If Nexium (esomeprazole) is going to be effective it's full effect should be realized on 4-6 weeks.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
None: Medically legally physicians cannot recommend expired meds. When we have samples of them that expire, our office disposes them.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Nexium (esomeprazole): No but having chronic Reflux disease / gastritis is. The reason for this is something called Barrets esophagus. If your gastritis or reflux is severe ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Up to a week: Even though it starts working on acid production right away, it can take upto a week to get the full effect on the acid production and symptom relief.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Doesn't matter: You will not withdraw from Nexium (esomeprazole) so you can stop it all at once - depending on what your doctor has instructed you. You should not sto ... Read More

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