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Esomeprazole Capsules Vs Tablets
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
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
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
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
Have GERD since august 2013, dr. Has beengiving me different pills for, nothing seams to working. I am now on Nexium (esomeprazole) the purple 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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Can zinoximor (cefuroxime axetil 500 mg) tablets be taken at the same time when I am on Nexium (esomeprazole)?
Yes: These drugs won't interfere with one another. No worries. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
None: Medically legally physicians cannot recommend expired meds. When we have samples of them that expire, our office disposes them. ...Read more
No interactions: You can take them together. There are no interactions between them. Good luck. ...Read more
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