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my dr prescribed 40mg nexium (esomeprazole). what are the benefits?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Make you feel better: Will control your stomach acidity & thus control gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) & control upper abdominal pain. It is a superb medication.

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A 62-year-old male asked:

Nexium (esomeprazole)?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
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 27-year-old member asked:

Nexium (esomeprazole) is not working what next?

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Dr. Michael Shim
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Try something else: Get investigated for whatever symptom you're having to make sure you actually have reflux. If you do or already had investigation, may simply need a different med in that class.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Are the over-the-counter meds as effective as nexium (esomeprazole)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not quite: Over-the-counter medications work the same as Nexium (esomeprazole) for the most part if they are Prilosec or prevacid. The only difference is the dose is about one quarter of that a prescription medication so you will not get as much acid production.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Should i be concerned if my dr prescribed 40mg nexium (esomeprazole). Has anyone ever tried it and if so what were the benefits?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Common dose: Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg daily is a common dose to treat acid reflux.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my dr prescribed 40mg nexium (esomeprazole). has anyone ever tried it and if so what were the benefits?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) is PPI: Used for GERD and other GI conditions involving excessive stomach acid. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors.

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