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A 37-year-old male asked:

insurance stopped covering my nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg. can i take otc nexium (esomeprazole) 20mg twice?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Should be fine: Yes, it should be fine

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take Nexium (esomeprazole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is prescription drug for reflux known as a ppi (proton-pump inhibitor), which inhibits the acid pumps in your stomach from pumping away...Which is a good thing if you're 8 months pregnant after a double-cheese pizza! but over-the-counter ppis are also considered safe in pregnancy and nursing, like Omeprazole (prilosec) and Lansoprazole (prevacid).
San Francisco, CA
A 25-year-old male asked:

I was diagnosed with GERD and I was Nexium (esomeprazole) and it helped. I stopped taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and problems came back. How do I fix it permanently?

4 doctor answers19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Calm the volcano: Time for change: *stop smoking. *avoid triggers: caffeine, chocolate [sorry!], alcohol, citrus, sour/acid foods, fatty/spicy foods, carbonated drinks, garlic, spearmint. *eat small meals. Sit down and eat slowly. *reduce stress. *after you eat, wait 2-3 hours before laying down. Get checked for h. Pylori germs, which can kick up the acid in your stomach.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Provided original answer
Congrats on already eating healthy – often hardest thing to do. Have you tried no dairy? No wheat? No gluten? GERD’s not so much about “being fixed,” more about getting back in balance. How’s stress in your life? What changed before your GERD started? More info here http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00678/GERD-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease.html Good luck!
Dec 1, 2011
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Provided original answer
Check out the Dr. Weil article [see link above]. Hope you're feeling better soon.
Dec 1, 2011
A 30-year-old female asked:

Do insurance companies ever cover surgery for a bladder prolapse if its causing severe pain?

2 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: It should be covered.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Can taken Nexium (esomeprazole) tablets for acid reflux cause extreme tierdness and weakness? Thanks

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Headache most common: Side effect. You could have muscle weakness due to anemia (about 1%) or low potassium/magnesium (<1%). Talk with your doc about stopping your medication and doing an experiment! if you stop it and your energy returns, then it's probably your nexium (esomeprazole). Sometimes we have reactions that are uniquely us, and that's important too!
MI
A 35-year-old female asked:

I have no insurance to see a doctor and I am about to run out of my prescription for citalopram 20 mg...What should I do?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfred Forrester
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Need to see someone: Only md's or, in some states, nurse practitioners can prescribe medication. In order to have the rx refilled, you will need to see an md or np - either in an office setting or an urgent care/er setting.

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