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Taken Nexium, (esomeprazole) generic Nexium, (esomeprazole) and Protonix which cause drowsiness. Would it be worth taking Prevacid or Prilosec? Will tired feeling go away with time

Taken Nexium, (esomeprazole) generic Nexium, (esomeprazole) and Protonix which cause drowsiness. Would it be worth taking Prevacid or Prilosec? Will tired feeling go away with time

Doubtful: None of the actions of any of these drugs would have anything to do with drowsiness. That is a very uncommon side effect of any of them. BUT Prilosec is well known to gum up the liver's ability to get other drugs out of you including all sedatives including alcohol.... so .. that one is doubly out. Otherwise, while I cannot explain why these drugs do that on you, the entire group is similar ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling ...Read more


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Why do I feel drowsy today?

Why do I feel drowsy today?

Did you sleep well?: Daytime alertness largely depends on your sleep. It must be sufficient and high quality. Are you taking any meds that are sedating you? ...Read more

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Do Vibramicyn make you drowsy?

Not Common.: This is not a commonly reported side effect, but I am sure it could occur. ...Read more

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What is Nexium (esomeprazole) used for?

What is Nexium (esomeprazole) used for?

Nexium (esomeprazole): Nexium is esomeprazole a drug that reduces - in fact nearly eliminates - the production of stomach acid. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed 40mg nexium (esomeprazole). What are the benefits?

My dr prescribed 40mg nexium (esomeprazole). What are the benefits?

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. ...Read more

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Does astepro cause drowsiness?

Maybe: If you review the drug info on the web, somnolence is the primary side effect listed for astepro, but I have heard patients say it does not cause somnolence. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sleepiness.

I am experiencing  sleepiness.

Lack Of Sleep/ Meds: 35 years old who is feeling sleepy without any other symptoms.It can be due to not getting a good sleep.Sleep Apnea or if you are taking any prescription or over the counter drugs which can cause sleepiness.If it is a chronic sleepiness it may be due to Narcolepsy.If it is ongoing problem consult your doctor as you may need sleep and other studies to make the diagnosis and treat appropriately ...Read more

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Doea gast-reg cause sleepiness?

Gast-Reg: Is used to relieve symptoms of extra gas such as bloating. Rarely, it can cause rash & dizziness. ...Read more

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Does antihistamine make you drowsy?

Does antihistamine make you drowsy?

Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy. Second generation (allegra, claritin, zyrtec, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) cause the blood brain barrier at a much lesser amount and more targeted to the h1 receptor. ...Read more

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Why do pain killers make you drowsy?

Why do pain killers make you drowsy?

Drowsy: Medications are processed through the blood supply, which passes through the brain. Pain signals from the brain to the injured body part are interupted (simplistically). Those same medications are often anelgesics, so the brain tells the body that story as well. These often go hand in hand, hence the undesirable side effect. ...Read more

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How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

Individual,age: The older the person the less need for sleep, but 6, 5 hours is probably minimum--teen ager need close to 8 hr, younger age need more--male seniors start needing less sleep. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause you to be drowsy?

Can allergies cause you to be drowsy?

Yes: Even though allergies primarily affect the nose, eye, ears and throat, it is common for persons to experience sleep problems, irritability and fatigue. Another good reason to treat allergies! it really can affect one's quality of life! ...Read more

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Help! can antibiotics make you drowsy?

Possibly: Some antibiotics can cause patients to become dizzy or drowsy while taking them. Please check the side effect pamphlet accompanying your prescription. Always see how you feel while on any medication before you decide to operate any heavy machinery. ...Read more

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How to reduce sleepiness when studying?

Enough sleep: Make sure you get enough hours of sleep, people are different, some people need 6-7 hours and some people need 10 hours but in average we need 7.5-8 hours. If you still sleepy despite of getting enough hours of sleepiness we need to check the sleep quality , at that point you need to see sleep doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best way to control sleepiness?

Sleepiness: Step one is besure you have been getting adequate night-time sleep. This means both quanity and quality. A typical minimum is 7 hrs. But everyone is different. If you have been told you snore excessively or have been observed to stop breathing while sleeping, or never get refreshing sleep. You might have sleep apnea. Consult a pulmonary specialist about this problem. ...Read more

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How likely are you to be allergic to nexium?

Very rare.: In my entire career I have not seen anyone who was allergic to Nexium. Good luck. ...Read more

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