A 39-year-old male asked:
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does taking a proton pump inhibitor like nexium (esomeprazole) (40 mg day) greatly reduce the chance of bleeding from taking asprin daily?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) does reduce this risk significantly when taken daily. I'll assume you have had an EGD to confirm/deny the presence of an ulcer...
Answered on Jun 10, 2018
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: initial studies showed pretty good effects.those were in people taking a LOT of aspirin like drugs. in people taking daily aspirin.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24326741 maybe drugs like aspirin work 100% of the time ?!? looked really good..........
Answered on Jun 10, 2018
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