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A 18-year-old female asked:

hi had an endoscopy last month and i have a mildly inflamed esophagus so i've been on and off prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) but still have sore throat,heartburn?

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Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 42 years experience
Need more time: Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) need time to work. Ideally you should take them daily before breakfast and for 2 months. If your symptoms persist or return after you stop therapy, you should consider a pH monitoring study to quantify the magnitude of the problem and take further action.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2017

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