A 22-year-old male asked:
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Should neksium 40mg be given to patients suffering from liver cirrhosis, hep c, if yes for how long ?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience in Infectious Disease
It depends: The dose is usually no more than 20 mg a day in people whose liver isn't working well due to cirrhosis. If neksium is being given for occasional heartburn, perhaps talk to your doctor about positioning at night, changing diet, and other non-medication interventions. If you have esophagitis (inflammation) then you might need it every day. It is worth talking to your doctor about alternatives.
Answered on Mar 30, 2013

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