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What effects of Prolisec or Nexium (esomeprazole) have on me if tried it for 14 days? Or should I try a natural remedy instead? (Acid reflux, heartburn, etc)

What effects of Prolisec or Nexium (esomeprazole) have on me if tried it for 14 days? Or should I try  a natural remedy instead? (Acid reflux, heartburn, etc)

PPI's: Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) generally have no side effects when used for only 14 days. If your symptoms recur after a two-week trial, you should see your doctor for tests and/or a longer-term approach to your probable acid reflux. Anti-reflux measures can to help. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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It costs too much to go to a doctor but i think i have acid reflux. I get heartburn alotCan i take Nexium (esomeprazole) for more than the 14 day course of treatment?

It costs too much to go to a doctor but i think i have acid reflux. I get heartburn alotCan i take Nexium (esomeprazole) for more than the 14 day course of treatment?

Need more info: Are you overweight? If you are you had better lose weight. Taking nexium (esomeprazole) will provide temporary relief. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)

For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)

Yes: This is far outside of the normal dosing range and is not recommended or studied at these doses. I would advise you to see your md to hone in further on the source of your severe heartburn. ...Read more

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What to do for a healthy substitute for Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat acid reflux?

Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar before the meal helps the digestion of fats. Be sure you have been tested for diabetes or bowel disorders if the problem is long-standing. Your doctor can help you track your success and failures, and advise further testing. ...Read more

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Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) a day. Is this normal?

Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) a day. Is this normal?

Bile gastritis: The gallbladder stores bile and releases it during meals, after it is removed, the bile constantly drains into the intestine and if refluxes into the stomach, can cause bile gastritis. While acid suppression is helpful, you may still have symptoms. A trial of carafate (sucralfate) may be helpful as well as changing your diet to low acid foods and frequent meals. Surgery may be indicated if severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Can i take nexium (esomeprazole) after eating? I forgot to take it before i ate and i get bad acid reflux at night if i don't take it.

Can i take nexium (esomeprazole) after eating? I forgot to take it before i ate and i get bad acid reflux at night if  i  don't take it.

Yes, but . . .: Check out http://www.drugs.com/nexium.html which states that Nexium (esomeprazole) is best taken at least an hour before a meal. But the fact is you only take one a day, not before every meal, so if you feel you need it, then take it (assuming it's been a few hrs since you ate). Beware of potential complications from taking more than 8wks. Another option is to try calcium carbonate eg Tums/Rolaids ...Read more

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Hi, I have acid reflux. Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) from last 2 weeks. Last 1-2 days im feeling little bit pain in my right side of lower abdominal.Why?

Hi,  I have acid reflux. Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) from last 2 weeks.  Last 1-2 days im feeling little bit  pain in my right side of lower abdominal.Why?

Mastic Gum: Mastic gum, 1,000 mg per day for two weeks kills 99% of H. pylori, a frequent cause of gastritis and peptic and duodenal ulcers. Mastic is available on line or in a health food store. It's been used for hundreds of years to heal gastrointestinal diseases. Recently documented to heal gastric and duodenal ulcers. May not need Nexium (esomeprazole) any more. ...Read more

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Is it ok to occas.get acid reflux while on nexium (esomeprazole) 2x a day? Had to stop 5days for antibiotic now it's back. lots of anxiety was told Barretts.Scared

GERD: If your Nexium (esomeprazole) is controlling your Gerd, but you have to stop it temporarily, it is expected that your GERD will become more symptomatic. In that case, going back on the Nexium (esomeprazole) will usually bring the symptoms back under control. You could try adding in antacids such as Tums on an as-needed basis temporarily. Be sure to follow anti-reflux precautions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg a day still having acid reflux, any suggestions?

Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg a day still having acid reflux, any suggestions?

ConsultGastroenterol: Sometime we do prescribe PPIs in combinationwith H2 Blockers But before we do that I suggest you consult a gastroenterologist Meanwhile also modify your life style Quit Smoking,if obese loose weight,Cut down on alcohol,Dont eat too close to your bed time,avoid large fatty meals.avoid garlic&onions,tomatoes and citrus fruits etc ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more