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for how long can i take nexium (esomeprazole)?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Hard to answer: Usually, ulcer healing takes around 8 weeks. However, many people need to take it for longer periods. Do speak with your physician and don;t just continue it on you own.

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Nexium (esomeprazole)?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
PPI: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It is a derivative of prilosec. It works by stopping the production of acid in the stomach. It is used for heart burn and stomach ulcers.
A 39-year-old male asked:

What are the negative outcomes of long taking nexium (esomeprazole)? My physician says I have to take it forever but I am not ok with it. I need more clarity on this

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Numerous side effect: You are right to be suspicious. Nexium (esomeprazole) can cause a whole host of side effects such as dry mouth , constipation and muscle pain.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to begin working?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Up to a week: Even though it starts working on acid production right away, it can take upto a week to get the full effect on the acid production and symptom relief.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to work?

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Dr. Jay Yepuri
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
4-6 weeks: If Nexium (esomeprazole) is going to be effective it's full effect should be realized on 4-6 weeks.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does Nexium (esomeprazole) take to work?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
48 hours: It takes a delayed-release proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) that long to reduce acid enough in your stomach to be noticeable.

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