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Can I drink alcohol while on smoxillin, nexium (esomeprazole) and biaxin medication?

Can I drink alcohol while on smoxillin, nexium (esomeprazole) and biaxin medication?

You may...: There are minor interactions between the agents you mentioned, according to the following reference: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=187-0, 1034-14582, 685-337, 1015-567 ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nexium (esomeprazole)?

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 do I wait to take my Nexium (esomeprazole) after taking pain medication?

How long do I wait to take my Nexium (esomeprazole) after taking pain medication?

Nexium (esomeprazole) and analgsics: Nexium (esomeprazole) and all other proton pump inhibitors work best when taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes prior to eating your first meal or about two hours after the last meal of the day. ...Read more

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I am taking the medications buspiroine 5mg and nexium (esomeprazole). I have a ba headache and would like to know if there is anything I can take for it.

Headache: Neither Buspar or Nexium is typically associated with headache; however, for ordinary headaches, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or another NSAID, such as Ibuprofen or motrin, which will not interfere, in prescribed doses, with the other meds. If the headache doesn't subside, you might want to alert your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, I'm highly allergic to them. Thanx?

Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. Http://www. Foxnews. Com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...Read more

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Got diagnose with gastritis and taking medication but I sill have my feeling of stomach being full for 5 days what can it be? I m taking Nexium (esomeprazole)

Got diagnose with gastritis and taking medication but I sill have my feeling of stomach being full for 5 days what can it be? I m taking Nexium (esomeprazole)

Gastritis: If your stomach lining is inflamed it may take longer than five days to heal. If you feel that your stomach is full, avoid fatty and greasy foods along with your bland diet as fatty foods delay stomach emptying. If you feel gassy, drink some hot water and take mylanta to decrease gas. See a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist or worsen. Continue the nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a hiatal hernia. I take pepsid 20 bid but my stomach seems to burn 24/7 with occ. Reflux at night. Nexium (esomeprazole) didn't help.?

What is the best medication for a hiatal hernia. I take pepsid 20 bid but my stomach seems to burn 24/7 with occ. Reflux at night. Nexium (esomeprazole) didn't help.?

Many: There are other medications that can be utilized. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is one that has become popular for better control of reflux. You might want to talk to a surgeon about getting this fixed if it is causing that much of an issue. ...Read more

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Can any of these medications cause extremely dry mouth? Plaquenil, atenolol, Nexium (esomeprazole), or wellbutrin (I just started wellbutrin 2 weeks ago)

Can any of these medications cause extremely dry mouth? Plaquenil, atenolol, Nexium (esomeprazole), or wellbutrin (I just started wellbutrin 2 weeks ago)

Dry mouth: Yes. These medications can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth makes you at high risk for dental decay. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol. These will make your mouth drier. Chew xylitol or sugar free gum. Have regular dental care. ...Read more

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I'm on medication for GERD and reflux treatment ie nexium, (esomeprazole) ganaton & duspatalin. However I been getting muscle cramp every now and then, why is that?

I'm on medication for GERD and reflux treatment ie nexium, (esomeprazole) ganaton & duspatalin. However I been getting muscle cramp every now and then, why is that?

Hypomagnesemia: Some people get problems with magnesium absorption in small bowel or you may be on diuretics or have malabsorption--so you could measure magnesium in blood or just get magnesium supplements from over the counter-
1-muscle cramps has a variety of other causes? Get blood work--
2- try to go without Nexium (esomeprazole) and see if muscle cramps go away. ...Read more

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Daughter with Crohn's has been getting a sore throat for the last year. On imuran and pentasa. Could it be from her medication? Recently started Nexium (esomeprazole)

Daughter with Crohn's has been getting a sore throat for the last year. On imuran and pentasa. Could it be from her medication? Recently started Nexium (esomeprazole)

Probably reflux: She is on the correct med. Pretty reasonable to assume she has reflux. Very common in this situation. Give the medium a chance to work. You can always dial up the dose as well if no progress is made. Good luck. ...Read more

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29years old been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 8years everything I try that's all that works my gastroenologist said that it is a safe drug if I don't take it its bad?

29years old been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 8years everything I try that's all that works my gastroenologist said that it is a safe drug if I don't take it its bad?

Not safe over years: Nexium (esomeprazole) is safe for short-term use. However, it can be quite hazardous to take it for a prolonged period of time (more than a few months) as it can lead to very serious, even life-threatening side effects- see http://www. Naturalnews. Com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects. Html
& http://chriskresser. Com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd
There are safer alternatives.
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Is there a drug most beneficial for treating gastritis? On nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux/cough for 3 mos which went away but now have mild gastritis. Nexium (esomeprazole) cause?

Is there a drug most beneficial for treating gastritis? On nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux/cough for 3 mos which went away but now have mild gastritis. Nexium (esomeprazole) cause?

Gastritis: Nexium (esomeprazole) is quite effective treatment for gastritis and it generally causes healing after only a few weeks in most cases unless there is achlorhydria (lack of stomach acid) from the beginning. I'm not aware of nexium (esomeprazole) or ppi's causing cases of classic gastritis. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. A gastroscopy may be done if the diagnosis is in doubt ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acid reflux and have been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40Mg twice daily. Would an upper endoscopy show whether the drug is still working?

I was diagnosed with acid reflux and have been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40Mg twice daily. Would an upper endoscopy show whether the drug is still working?

GERD: If your symptoms are resolved, it means it is working. If you still have symptoms of heart burn, epiphany tic pain, then you need upper endoscopy to rule out any other condition ...Read more

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Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Not at all: No they are all, as you said PPI's and appear to provide similar relief. Some are more expensive than others and drug companies would like you to believe their PPI works better than the generic. It is my belief that in general, you should stick with generic medications. Do not fall for the marketing hype. ...Read more

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What can I do if my doctor prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux, but I really hate taking drugs. Any suggestions?

What can I do if my doctor prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux, but I really hate taking drugs. Any suggestions?

Nexium (esomeprazole) a great med.: Can certainly try bland diet & avoid acid containg or producing foods & beverages & raise head of your bed. Avoid smoking, caffeine containing beverages, fried & fatty foods. May still have acid reflux & get tired of this boring diet. Life may well be much pleasanter taking a Nexium (esomeprazole) pill & think of it as a food suppliment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Several tests prove I don't have acid reflux. Nexium, (esomeprazole) the acid reflux drug, is the only thing that can manage my ibs-like symptoms. Any idea why?

Several tests prove I don't have acid reflux. Nexium, (esomeprazole) the acid reflux drug, is the only thing that can manage my ibs-like symptoms. Any idea why?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is for reflux: First of all Nexium (esomeprazole) is used for acid reflux and not for ibs.
Secondly we do not know what tests you had and what your symptoms are
but if you are symptom free with Nexium (esomeprazole) you probably are being treated for acid reflux and not for ibs symptoms
i suggest you discuss with your treating physician or gastroenterologist about your condition and treatment. ...Read more