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Franklin, LA
A 25-year-old female asked:

Is nexium (esomeprazole) effective the day u take it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Yes and no: You will probably see a reduction in acid production the first day but not for hours after you take it. As far as healing ulcers, or reflux damage, this can take quite a bit of time probably 8 weeks or more. Talk to your physician about what you can take for immediate relief in addition to Nexium (esomeprazole) if you need it.
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes, but...: It will be completely effective the first time you take it at reducing the stomach acid. However, it might take days or even weeks of reduced acid for inflammation already present to be treated. Hope that helps.

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Eatontown, NJ
A 31-year-old female asked:

If I'm supposed to take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x a day what times should I take it for best results ?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
An hour before meals: Each dose should be taken at least an hour before meals, ideally an hour before breakfast and then an hour before dinner.
A 39-year-old male asked:

For how long can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 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.
Last updated Jun 21, 2018

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