A female asked:
i took zantac at 930am but it's now 130 and haven't been relieved of chest pain and sour stomach. can i take a nexium (esomeprazole) now?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Arun Patel answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Take an antacid tab: One tablet of Zantac will not take care of the acid already in your stomach. Nexium (esomeprazole) will not work any faster. You should take an antacid like Maalox or TUMS to help with the acid already in your stomach. The larger issue is why you have acid in your stomach and symptoms. If this is going on for a long time you need to be seen to make sure you do not have another problem like ulcers.
Answered on Oct 15, 2015
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