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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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Can I use nexium (esomeprazole) with sodium bicarbonate?

Can I use nexium (esomeprazole) with sodium bicarbonate?

Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a prescription medication that counteracts the stomach's acidity. you should not need to take additional bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize the stomach acid because the medication works well to do that. There is no contraindication to taking bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate), but it may not help more than the medication. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause gastritis and dosage of nexium (esomeprazole) to treat it?

Can antibiotics cause gastritis and dosage of nexium (esomeprazole) to treat it?

No: Antibiotics don't cause gastritis although some are harder on stomach than others. Erythromycin & clindamycin are known to be especially harsh on gut, former w/nausea & vomiting while latter w/diarrhea (although all are known to cause C diff diarrhea).There's no specific dose of Nexium (esomeprazole) or any other proton pump inhibitor to treat side effects. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while i'm on cortison in low dosage (30mg/day) and antiviral (500mg/day) and I am taking nexuim (esomeprazole 40mg/day)?

Can i drink alcohol while i'm on cortison in low dosage (30mg/day) and antiviral (500mg/day) and I am taking nexuim (esomeprazole 40mg/day)?

Not Much: I think the best advice would be to abstain from any alcohol, however, I do think having 1 serving of beer or wine with a meal would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

May be warranted.: If you were diagnosed with nonerosive esophagitis and protonix does not seem to be taking care of the symptoms after taking it regularly for a month, it may be appropriate to switch to a different PPI such as Nexium (esomeprazole). I would recommend continuing antireflux measures and returning to see your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have gastritis with bad gnawing hunger pains and am finding that esomeprazole 40mg 2x/day makes it worse, waking at 2:30 a.m. to eat. Different dose?

Have gastritis with bad gnawing hunger pains and am finding that esomeprazole 40mg 2x/day makes it worse, waking at 2:30 a.m. to eat. Different dose?

Need endoscopy asap!: You need to see a specialist as soon as possible and have endoscopy to see why you are in so much pain despite taking esomeprazole(Nexium) twice a day. You may have a penetrating ulcer or some other serious disorder. Please don't waste too much time looking for answers on the internet at this point, you need to be examined. Best wishes for a satisfactory resolution to your problem. ...Read more

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What is the daily maximum dose for esomeprazole? And should it only be used short term?

What is the daily maximum dose for esomeprazole? And should it only be used short term?

Esomeprazole: The usual dose of esomeprazole is 20-40mg once a day. It is often prescribed on an ongoing basis, but usually only if prescribed that way by your doctor or a GI specialist. Higher doses are occasionally necessary, at the discretion of your doctor. Do not take it for longer than two weeks on your own and do not increase the dose yourself. Talk to the doctor if your current dose isn't working. ...Read more

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Does Nexium (esomeprazole) have to be taken in the am before breakfast? Missed my dose. Wondering if i could make it up now

That would be: Ok just take it on an empty stomach 1 hour before a meal. If you already ate, i would just skip it till the next dose. ...Read more