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Port Neches, TX
A 38-year-old male asked:

is nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg stronger then protonix40 mg?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Pt driven: There is no definitive answer here. The answer is patient driven. Both these meds are in the same class of PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) and are oth at 40mg. Some pateints may feel the nexium (esomeprazole) works better, whereas others feel the protonix does. Depending on what your insurance covers and which one makes you fee better is the one for you. Diet with avoidance of triggers is most important.

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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause nausea?

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I've taken Nexium (esomeprazole) this morning can I take linzess this afternoon

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
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Probably fine: Linzess (linaclotide) is usually taken on an empty stomach, about 30 minutes before breakfast. If taken soon after a high-fat meal, it can cause diarrhea or more frequent movements. I would avoid taking both Nexium (esomeprazole) and Linzess on the same day if Nexium (esomeprazole) has ever caused you to have diarrhea (a possible side effect).

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