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Nexium vs pepcid

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 43 years experience
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 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
No data. I would put feet of head of bed on 8 “ blocks as gravity never sleeps. If it helps will feel better in a few days.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Always a good idea to look for ways of discontinuing/ replacing chronic meds. The best way to do it is by using your gastroenterologist’s opinion, who... Read More
Dr. Michael Zuk
Dentistry 36 years experience
From a dental standpoint acid reflux poses a great risk to the teeth. Besides consulting with your physician consider asking your dentist if a protect... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
You're correct in that for past few years there have been concerns about kidney problems from chronic use of ppi meds like nexium, but pepcid is in an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not the same: Pepcid is a H2 blocker, nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor. Either should work for GERD. You should call the 800 number on your pharm... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Heartburn: I have never seen pepcid or nexium irritate the stomach lining. You could try taking suicrafate for heartburn relief.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Symptoms on Nexium: Nexium is in the class of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPI), similar to Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, and Aciphex. Sometimes, can have s... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
There is no one best: medication for GERD. the best med will be the one that you & your doc find helps you the best, with the fewest side effects. ranitidine is an H2 b... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Antacids: It takes a while for this to work. Take an antacid, a liquid antacid my help coat your esophagus. Do not take any pill within 30 minutes of taking a... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haehl
Family Medicine 47 years experience
?endoscopy: Gerd can burning in throat and chest discomfort as well as causing food to get caught in esophagus. Costochondritis is inflammation of junction of rib... Read More
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