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I'm currently on a daily dose of 20mg of nexium (esomeprazole). I am 4 weeks pregnant are these meds safe to take? I tried not taking it I was in pain after 2 days.

Nexium (esomeprazole) preganancy: I would recommend you switch to otc liquid antacid like maalox or tums (calcium carbonate). Avoid as much prescription medications during pregnancy unless it is necessary and prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Is it safe to take Nexium (esomeprazole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Nexium (esomeprazole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is prescription drug for reflux known as a ppi (proton-pump inhibitor), which inhibits the acid pumps in your stomach from pumping away...Which is a good thing if you're 8 months pregnant after a double-cheese pizza! But over-the-counter ppis are also considered safe in pregnancy and nursing, like Omeprazole (prilosec) and Lansoprazole (prevacid). ...Read more

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I take Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and have some slight sinus problems. Every morning I get sick what is causing this? I'm not pregnant by the way.

I take Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and have some slight sinus problems. Every morning I get sick what is causing this? I'm not pregnant by the way.

See your doctor: Your acid reflux may not be under full control, and you just need to follow up with your doctor to see if the medication is working, or if there's something else going on. The stomach is an organ that can make you feel sick, or nauseous if something is going on. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can I use Nexium (esomeprazole) in pregnancy?

Can I use Nexium (esomeprazole) in pregnancy?

Category B: Nexium (esomeprazole) is pregnancy category b and has shown no risk in humans, but you need to discuss with your gyn provider for continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant woman can I use nexium (esomeprazole)?

I'm pregnant woman can I use nexium (esomeprazole)?

Probaly yes: It is safe, but not adequately tested in pregnancy
however prolonged use more than a year make you more prone to osteoporosis and fractures. For a short term to subside the symptoms of heart burn in pregnancy, is safe most likely. ...Read more

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Not sure if pregnant yet, had unprotected sex before egg was released, I never took my Nexium (esomeprazole) pills for erosive esophagitis. Does it affect pregnancy?

Not sure if pregnant yet, had unprotected sex before egg was released, I never took my Nexium (esomeprazole) pills for erosive esophagitis. Does it affect pregnancy?

Should not: Nexium (esomeprazole) is fda pregnancy class b, so it is reasonably safe in normal levels, especially when it is taken for specific conditions (benefits outweigh risks). ...Read more

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I just found out that im 5 weeks preagnant, few weeks before I took Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and sertraline for panic attacks. Is that safe for the baby?

Likely OK: Nexium (esomeprazole) not a problem. The jury is not in yet on sertraline during pregnancy. The problems that have been suspected with sertraline appear to be more of a problem later in pregnancy, closer to delivery, with some of these meds being suspected to be involved in some cardiac/breathing problems in newborns at the time of birth with a condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

These: Medications would not interfere with pgx test. Some of the side effects of these drugs can make you feel bloated, or irritate your stomach. ...Read more

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

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