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Doctor insights on: Esomeprazole Capsules Vs Tablets

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Is pantoprazole as good as Nexium (esomeprazole) or losec?

Is pantoprazole as good as Nexium (esomeprazole) or losec?

Yes, but...: A review in Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (Eval of Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole, &Rabeprazole in Treatment of Acid-Related Diseases, J Am Pharm Assoc. 2000;40 (1)), there is no difference amongst the proton pump inhibitors (pantoprazole, omeprazole, esomeprazole, rabeprazole). Clinically, we find some people respond better to one than another; if one doesn't work, try another. ...Read more

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If I take Trustan (esomeprazole) to fix GERDS. Will it not flare up when you go off the tablet?

If I take Trustan (esomeprazole) to fix GERDS. Will it not flare up when you go off the tablet?

Esomeprazole.: Yes, very possible. It is a chronic medication, and has side effect. If H2 blocker like Pepcid is efficacious, then I would recommend using just H2 blocker rather than Proton pump inhibitor like esomeprazole. ...Read more

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I've been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for approximately 5 years, for acid reflux, is there any consequence on taking this pill for so much tiime?

I've been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for approximately 5 years, for acid reflux, is there any consequence on taking this pill for so much tiime?

Some concerns:: Long-term acid suppression may allow helicobacter to flourish. Recent studies suggest long-tern ppi use may increase risk of osteoporosis; so getting adequate dietary calcium 7 vitamin d3 & weight-bearing exercise are very important preventives. Ppi's may also predispose to clostridium difficile-related diarrhea. If one has difficult-to-control diarrhea, one should see doc 2 b checked. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a probiotic while on nexium (esomeprazole), (esomeprazole) if so when is the best time to take probiotic pill, before or after taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes: I'd take it in the morning. Typically Nexium (esomeprazole) is best taken at night (basal levels of acid are highest at night, so Nexium (esomeprazole) should have its greatest effect, so the theory goes...). So if you take the probiotic during the day, direct effects of either substance on the other is minimized. ...Read more

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Can taken Nexium (esomeprazole) tablets for acid reflux cause extreme tierdness and weakness? Thanks

Can taken Nexium (esomeprazole) tablets for acid reflux cause extreme tierdness and weakness? Thanks

Headache most common: Side effect. You could have muscle weakness due to anemia (about 1%) or low potassium/magnesium (<1%). Talk with your doc about stopping your medication and doing an experiment! If you stop it and your energy returns, then it's probably your nexium (esomeprazole). Sometimes we have reactions that are uniquely us, and that's important too! ...Read more

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I know nexium (esomeprazole) 20mg is over the counter now but can doctors still write prescriptions for nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg to get it on one pill?

I know nexium (esomeprazole) 20mg is over the counter now but can doctors still write prescriptions for nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg to get it on one pill?

Sure: Doctors can write prescriptions for any medicine or medical equipment. The issues are usually money and availability. If the prescribed item is not available (for any reason), then the patient cannot get it. The money issue is usually one of the insurance company only willing to pay for the least expensive form of the prescribed item, with the patient having to pay for other forms of the item. ...Read more

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Hi. I have really severe arthrithis' just takrn a pill of vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) 2 hours ago. I'm still in deep pain and cant work. How long to take effecty?

Hi. I have really severe arthrithis' just takrn a pill of vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) 2 hours ago. I'm still in deep pain and cant work. How long to take effecty?

Arthritis pain: Vimova has anti inflammatory and anti acid medication, if it is not helping in an hour or so, you might want discuss about different treatment approach with your physician, Do not ignore the pain, if it is an unusual pain make sure nothing else like infection of the joint is going on and find out the type of arthritis as different treatments are available for different kind of arthriti ...Read more

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Hello, I've been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 20mg for 2 months now, and lately I've been feeling that food is getting stuck in my throat. I took a Nexium (esomeprazole) pill now and I think it's stuck. Should I worry about it? Thanks in advance

Dysphagia: You didn't describe why you're taking Nexium (esomeprazole) but it's commonly used for various degrees of peptic ulcer disease, eg heart burn or acid reflux, which can sometimes lead to esophagitis or inflammation of swallowing tube making it difficult/painful to swallow. So if Nexium (esomeprazole) isn't enough, then yes, go see your Gastroenterologist for further evaluation, perhaps upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Had unprosex on woman2nd day throat itch started2month later stil there dr no think its related tried Nexium (esomeprazole) now anxiety depresion pill what could be?

Had unprosex on woman2nd day throat itch started2month later stil there dr no think its related tried Nexium (esomeprazole) now anxiety depresion pill what could be?

See ENT doctor: I don't know what it is, but it sounds irritating. See an ear nose throat specialist if you have not done so already. If they find nothing, it could be psychological. In that case I would recommend seeing a psychologist that specializes in mind- body (psychosomatic) issues. Psychological testing could help in the diagnosis. Medications without talk therapy are not going to be as helpful good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have acid reflux problem. I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 tablet every day. Aloe vera juice and coconut water is good for that?

Hi, I have acid reflux problem. I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 tablet every day. Aloe vera juice and coconut water is good for that?

DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. ...Read more

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I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more

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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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Is expired Nexium (esomeprazole) any good?

Is expired Nexium (esomeprazole) any good?

Are we talking: 10 days past expiration or 10 years? In general, it isn't recommended that expired medications be used. Take care. ...Read more

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How to withdraw from nexium (esomeprazole)?

Nexium.: There is no need to wean Nexium. You can just stop it abruptly. The only problem will be that you will once again be making acid, so you may have some symptoms from that. Good luck. ...Read more

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For how long can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

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. ...Read more

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How long for Nexium (esomeprazole) to kick on?

An hour or two: Probably an hour or so as it has to be absorbed first. And then a while to begin to decrease acid production. ...Read more

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Nexium (esomeprazole) is not working what next?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is not working what next?

Maybe not acid: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a ppi, potent minimizer of acid production in the stomach. Several other ppis on market-all roughly equivalent, can take days some respond better to one than another. Make sure the problem is truly acid related, or not. Other issues including gall bladder, pancreas, celiac sprue, cardiac can cause similar symptoms. Don't know your history, meds, risk factors, etc. Follow up with doc. ...Read more

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How long does Nexium (esomeprazole) take to work?

48 hours: It takes a delayed-release proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) that long to reduce acid enough in your stomach to be noticeable. ...Read more

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How long should you be taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

Depends: Some people should be on discrete courses of Nexium, and some people need it long term. It really depends on what the diagnosis is that you are trying to treat. When it is needed, it is OK to take it long term, with medical supervision to watch out for side effects. Good night. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nexium (esomeprazole)?

The Purple Pill: It is one of the most widely prescribed medication in the world. It belongs to a class of medications called ppi's (proton pump inhibitors). It works by inhibiting proton pumps, a type of cells that produces acid, in a persons stomach.

It is used to treat acid reflux, ulcers, h.Pylori bacteria infection, and is frequently used to treat stomach aches.

It is very safe when used as prescribed. ...Read more

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

Nexium: 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. ...Read more

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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) be used for chemical imbalance?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) be used for chemical imbalance?

No: Too complex topic for such a simple solution as nexium (esomeprazole).

Essentia brand bottled water can be beneficial due to ph 9.5. ...Read more

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Is nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg stronger then protonix40 mg?

Pt driven: There is no definitive answer here. The answer is patient driven. Both these meds are in the same class of PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) and are oth at 40mg. Some pateints may feel the nexium (esomeprazole) works better, whereas others feel the protonix does. Depending on what your insurance covers and which one makes you fee better is the one for you. Diet with avoidance of triggers is most important. ...Read more

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How long past expiration date is Nexium (esomeprazole) good?

None: Medically legally physicians cannot recommend expired meds. When we have samples of them that expire, our office disposes them. ...Read more

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Can I take MucinexDM and nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg together?

No interactions: You can take them together. There are no interactions between them. Good luck. ...Read more