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Chattanooga, TN
A 50-year-old female asked:

Nexium (esomeprazole) helps with the flem in my throat but not heartburn, prilosec helps with heartburn but not flem. can i take both?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 22 years experience
PPIs: It is not recommended to take 2 different proton pump inhibitors, but you can take one of them twice daily to see if that provides symptom relief. If not, see your primary care doctor.
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