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is nexium an antacid

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it is PPI: It is proton pump inhibiter, it cuts down the production of stomach acid by shutting down the gastric acid pump, thereby reducing the amount of acid i ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes...: If treating heartburn/reflux esophagitis, Gaviscon or generic equivalent ("compare with Gaviscon") is a good choice. Gaviscon taken after meals and a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes they can be: Yes you can take other antacids while taking Nexium (esomeprazole) or other ppis if you get occasional breakthrough heartburn.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Faviel font
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Nexium and tums are 2 different medications. Perhaps it would be best for you to take Nexium before, and tums later if the problem persists. Best wi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Omeprazole/ Prilosec: Is a proton pump inhibitor. Treats: dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, gerd etc.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different fr ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: It is an acid blocker but not an antacid.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
NO: It increases peristalsis of the stomach (aids emptying) and intestine. Here is a good review article: inhttp://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/d ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes : There are now 4 types of histamine receptors. Zantac (ranitidine) acts on the h2 receptor resulting in blocking stomach acid thereby treating heartbu ... Read More
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A 89-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience in Retinal Surgery
No, H2 blocker: A ppi refers to proton pump inhibitor class of medication. Ranitidine is an h2 blocker and acts via a different mechanism.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
The one that works!: Essentially equivalent when taken in similar doses. There are some differences in metabolism that are important when considering potential drug inter ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience in Pharmacology
Yes: Yes, it's still possible. If you think you've developed one or are having symptoms, you should see your physician.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes and no: Although both work nearly as well, zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea for some people.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Antacids are buffers that bind to acid in the stomach. They are available over the counter. Reglan (metoclopramide) is Metoclopramide which is a medic ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Acid reducer: Histamine 2 receptor blocker, which decreases production of stomach acid. This allows for healing of inflammation in duodenum, as stomach, and esopha. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: It is safe.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Antiacid stomach med: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine-2 (h2 blocker) which blocks acid secretion in the stomach. It can be used for esophageal reflux (gerd) or other ge ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes indeed: yes
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
They do different : Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Many: It is a proton pump inhibitor. Other similar meds are nexium, protonix, prevacid, aciphex, (rabeprazole) and kapidex.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes, but...: Pepcid (famotidine) does not control acid production as well as Omeprazole does. Before switching, be sure you are following anti-reflux measures well ... Read More
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Side effect: Zantac (ranitidine) probably not causing the gas, tums or gas meds can be taken with zantac (ranitidine). Excessive gas may be from malabsorption of t ... Read More
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