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A 47-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 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.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does Nexium (esomeprazole) take to work?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
4-6 weeks: If Nexium (esomeprazole) is going to be effective it's full effect should be realized on 4-6 weeks.
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