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how long does nexium (esomeprazole) take to work?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
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.

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A 62-year-old male asked:

Nexium (esomeprazole)?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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 used for heart burn and stomach ulcers.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Nexium (esomeprazole) is not working what next?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Shim
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
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 different med in that class.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Are the over-the-counter meds as effective as nexium (esomeprazole)?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not quite: Over-the-counter medications work the same as Nexium (esomeprazole) for the most part if they are Prilosec or prevacid. The only difference is the dose is about one quarter of that a prescription medication so you will not get as much acid production.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long should you be taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
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 expertly approved.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to work?

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Dr. Jay Yepuri
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
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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