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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Will ear drops help my infected ear. Don't want to take antibiotics as l need to have a breath test for h plyori, already have to wait 2weeks stop nexium?

Will ear drops help my infected ear. Don't want to take antibiotics as l need to have a breath test for h plyori, already have to wait 2weeks stop nexium?

Ear drops: Ear drops will have no effect on H.pylori testing. If you have an ear canal infection, ear drops may be indicated. If middle ear infection, systemic antibiotics usually indicated. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause gastritis and dosage of nexium (esomeprazole) to treat it?

Can antibiotics cause gastritis and dosage of nexium (esomeprazole) to treat it?

No: Antibiotics don't cause gastritis although some are harder on stomach than others. Erythromycin & clindamycin are known to be especially harsh on gut, former w/nausea & vomiting while latter w/diarrhea (although all are known to cause C diff diarrhea).There's no specific dose of Nexium (esomeprazole) or any other proton pump inhibitor to treat side effects. ...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

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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On hpylori trtmnt with two types of antibiotics & nexium (esomeprazole).My bowel mvmnts are larger and more frequent with normal texture what could be reason?

On hpylori trtmnt with two types of antibiotics & nexium (esomeprazole).My bowel mvmnts are larger and more frequent with normal texture what could be reason?

Gut flora: Funny what antibiotics can do
to someone... The change in vowel habits is likely due to several factors, but suffice it to say, your Hp treatment might be to blame. Report any persistent/ new watery, foul smelling stools to your doctor. Otherwise, "enjoy" normal caliber stools. ...Read more

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3 mos sore throat in 4 countries. Antibiotics 3 times, non-smoker, Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg for reflux. Uncomfortable swallowing. 2 ents with no insight.?

3 mos sore throat in 4 countries. Antibiotics 3 times, non-smoker, Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg for reflux. Uncomfortable swallowing. 2 ents with no insight.?

Leave it alone: Sometimes it takes a bit longer for the sore throat to settle down. If you have shown it to 2 ents and taken antibiotics, there is nothing further to do except ignore it and be patient. As long as there is no visible growth or ulcers in your throat, you should not worry about it. Do some warm water+ salt, garggles twice daily. If this does not help, take vitmain-c 500 mg for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take cefuroxime while one is on Nexium?

Yes, no problem: These drugs won't interact. Since you obviously have access to the internet, you can find out for yourself about any drug interactions. Google "drug interactions" and you'll find several websites, where you can enter any number of drugs to check whether they are safe and effective when taken together. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicilin can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

I'm allergic to penicilin can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes: Penicillin, an antibiotic, and nexium (esomeprazole), (esomeprazole) a proton pump inhibitor/stomach acid reducer, are not at all similar chemically so an allergy to penicillin does not make you more likely to have an allergic reaction to nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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

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

It might not help: Nexium (esomeprazole) is not helping with the reflux, it helps to reduce the stomach acidity. If your baby on a liquid diet, it's physiologic for them to have a reflux. Try elevated head of the bed, thickened the food, efficient burping technique. But I would not recommend Nexium (esomeprazole) for a small baby. It mess up with the digestion and promote unhealthy bacterial overgrowth. ...Read more

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I've taken Nexium (esomeprazole) this morning can I take linzess this afternoon

I've taken Nexium (esomeprazole) this morning can I take linzess this afternoon

Probably fine: Linzess (linaclotide) is usually taken on an empty stomach, about 30 minutes before breakfast. If taken soon after a high-fat meal, it can cause diarrhea or more frequent movements. I would avoid taking both Nexium (esomeprazole) and Linzess on the same day if Nexium (esomeprazole) has ever caused you to have diarrhea (a possible side effect). ...Read more

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Cani take a Nexium (esomeprazole) later in the day if I have taken a tecta in the morning?

Yes but: Yes, you can take a Nexium (esomeprazole) later in the day if you have taken a tecta in the morning but they do the same thing so it may not be necessary or you may not receive as much effect. Two ppi will in one day should not hurt you. ...Read more

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What are the side effects if I take Nexium (esomeprazole) and domperidone for several years?

B12eficiency/headach: Lon term use of Nexium (esomeprazole) can some time cause atrophic gastritis, vit b12deficiency. But is relatively safe in recommended dose of 40 or 20 mgm daily
domperidone is not available by prescription in us as it has not been approved by fda.It is a controversial drug even in uk and in my opinion should not be used long term, can cause chronic headaches, abdominal cramps, and dry mouth. Drinking water can help. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take gaviscon 2-3 times a day when already on Nexium (40) mg and Renitidine (300) mg?

Gaviscon and others: You could but not sure why. Both the Nexium and Ranitidine should keep any heartburn or acid reflux under control (assuming that is why you are taking the medications. It would not be harmful to take with those medications though. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo

Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo

Yes.: Yes. Trouble is that it may become malignant. The rate is 0.25% per year. You need to be followed with yearly endoscopic examination and biopsy of suspected spots.
Nexium is a good drug for Barrett's esophagus. ...Read more

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In case of severe acid reflux is it ok to take nexium (esomeprazole) and zentac same day few hours apart?

In case of severe acid reflux is it ok to take nexium (esomeprazole) and zentac same day few hours apart?

Not necessary: Even though it is not dangerous to take these medications 2 hours apart, it is not necessary. You will not achieve any additional benefit. If The Nexium (esomeprazole) is not controlling acid reflux throughout the day you can take a Zantac 12 hrs later or at bedtime. ...Read more

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Once I have acid reflux I need to take nexium (esomeprazole) for. How many days or until the symptom goes off?

Once I have acid reflux I need to take nexium (esomeprazole) for. How many days or until the symptom goes off?

1-4 days to benefit: PPI's differ as to duration of action, side effects, tolerance, cost/insurance coverage. All PPI's are equally efficacious, so what options exist after you complete your course of esomeprazole depends on your therapeutic response (e.g. symptom resolution, persistence, recurrence?) as well as the cause of your gastritis (e.g. if H.pylori was found, has it been treated to eradication?) ...Read more

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Is it ok to take nexium (esomeprazole) and renetdine daily with 10-12 hours difference for severe case of acid reflux?

Gerd: It is okay to use nexium (esomeprazole) and ranitidine in one day, but is symptoms continue get it checked for any infection in the stomach or any other intervention like surgery might help to control the sympotms ...Read more

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How much Nexium (esomeprazole) can I take in a day? How would you suggest I transition from Prilosec to Nexium (esomeprazole)?

No transition needed: Prilosec is the parent compound for Nexium (esomeprazole). If you tolerate one you will likely tolerate the other. Maximum dosing for Nexium (esomeprazole) is 40mg BID (e.g. one 40mg pill before breakfast and one 40mg pill before dinner). Lack of response to that dose obligates further evaluation--in other words, your problems may be due to oversecretion of acid or not entirely due to acid. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Nexium (esomeprazole) two months before starting to conceive? Also, can it be taken together with prenatals?

Is it ok to take Nexium (esomeprazole) two months before starting to conceive? Also, can it be taken together with prenatals?

Yes: Ok to take the Nexium (esomeprazole) while trying to conceive.
The Nexium (esomeprazole) might interfere with absorption of the prenatal vitamin, so probably better to take the vitamin at least about an hour before. Good luck! ...Read more

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Just started taking Nexium (esomeprazole) tonight but I'm having pain, can I take Zantac 30 min. After taking Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Nexium (esomeprazole) works fast: But the most rapid relief might be with antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids. Good luck ...Read more

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Have bad reflux for years. Only help is nexium (esomeprazole). Can I take this forever? What are the risks? I have a good diet already.

Have bad reflux for years. Only help is nexium (esomeprazole). Can I take this forever? What are the risks? I have a good diet already.

Liquid antacids work: If your problem genuinely is acid-related (e.g. Reflux, heartburn, peptic ulcer), then liquid antacids *have to* work. Simple chemistry (acid/base) dictates that this is the case. The base (antacid) neutralizes any excess acid, creating water and salts. Try tapering nexium, (esomeprazole) and if there is heartburn, use maalox (prn). Stomach acid has an original reason: sterilizing and breaking down foods. ...Read more

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How can I time taking Nexium or acid relievers with adderall? I usually take 1 adderall (20 mg, not xr) when I wake up, and 2nd a few hours later.

Nexium: Nexium type medications (ppi's) should be taken in the morning before eating any food, as they are designed to block the release of stomach acids. If you eat or take any other medications before taking nexium, stomach acids would then be released. Your pharmacist can also be of help in answering questions about your medications. ...Read more