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Is Nexium An Antibiotic
On hpylori trtmnt with two types of antibiotics & nexium (esomeprazole).My bowel mvmnts are larger and more frequent with normal texture what could be reason?
Funny what antibiotics can do
to someone... The change in vowel habits is likely due to several factors, but suffice it to say, your Hp treatment might be to blame. Report any persistent/ new watery, foul smelling stools to your doctor. Otherwise, "enjoy" normal caliber stools. ...Read more
Is this likely to cause any problems if I take my antibiotics and Nexium (esomeprazole) at the same time?
Yes: With certain types of antibiotics the combination can cause a decrease in the anti microbial levels. ...Read more
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
Is it ok to occas. Get acid reflux while on nexium (esomeprazole) 2x a day? Had to stop 5days for antibiotic now it's back. Lots of anxiety was told Barretts. Scared
GERD: If your Nexium (esomeprazole) is controlling your Gerd, but you have to stop it temporarily, it is expected that your GERD will become more symptomatic. In that case, going back on the Nexium (esomeprazole) will usually bring the symptoms back under control. You could try adding in antacids such as Tums on an as-needed basis temporarily. Be sure to follow anti-reflux precautions. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it necessary to get tested for H Pylori after 14 days of treatment with Antibiotics and nexium (esomeprazole)?
Not if: You had initially been tested as POSITIVE- that s a curative regimen. ...Read more
I feel my acid reflux has got worse since taking antibiotics I've also been on Zoloft for the past month. Is Nexium (esomeprazole) ok to take while on Zoloft?
Should be safe: This combination should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
My mom has h.Pylori bacteria. She took antibiotics for a few days but it made her sick. Then she took Nexium (esomeprazole) for several years. Any natural therapies?
Will ear drops help my infected ear. Don't want to take antibiotics as l need to have a breath test for h plyori, already have to wait 2weeks stop nexium?
Ear drops: Ear drops will have no effect on H.pylori testing. If you have an ear canal infection, ear drops may be indicated. If middle ear infection, systemic antibiotics usually indicated. ...Read more
3 mos sore throat in 4 countries. Antibiotics 3 times, non-smoker, Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg for reflux. Uncomfortable swallowing. 2 ents with no insight.?
Leave it alone: Sometimes it takes a bit longer for the sore throat to settle down. If you have shown it to 2 ents and taken antibiotics, there is nothing further to do except ignore it and be patient. As long as there is no visible growth or ulcers in your throat, you should not worry about it. Do some warm water+ salt, garggles twice daily. If this does not help, take vitmain-c 500 mg for a couple of weeks. ...Read more
NO: NO- stagger doses over 4 hours- 6 hours. ...Read more
Why is omeprazole considered a category c drug while Nexium (esomeprazole) is category b, if they are equivalent drugs?
See below: Because more data and studies have performed in animals and humans if it is b category. ...Read more
Yes, and more...: ...But like any drug, it is important to know what pathology the drug is being used to treat (a better approach than just treating symptoms), and to decide if the benefits of the drug outweigh its side effects (realized and theoretical). ...Read more
Yes, no problem: These drugs won't interact. Since you obviously have access to the internet, you can find out for yourself about any drug interactions. Google "drug interactions" and you'll find several websites, where you can enter any number of drugs to check whether they are safe and effective when taken together. ...Read more
PPI Choices: Nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) protonix, prilosec, Omeprazole are all in the family called proton pump inhibitors or ppis. In theory, all of these drugs should work equally well and most hospitals stock only one and interchange them. However, occasionally, there is the rare patient that responds to one better than others in the same ppi class. However, I consider the drugs therapeutically equivalent. ...Read more
Barrett's esophagus: Treating people with reflux may help prevent Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Often, reflux is treated using drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as esomeprazole (Nexium®). Avoiding tobacco and alcohol, balanced diet and healthy body weight do help also. ...Read more
If it works for you:
Nexium (esomeprazole) is one of the better studied ppis with good results in most patients. The newest ppi dexlansoprazole or Dexilant has increased efficacy and favorable bioavailability and pharmacodynamics.
From my experience there is not one ppi better than others but the ppi that works the best for each individual patient. Discuss with your doctor so you may find the one for you. ...Read more
Very similar: They are I the same class of medicines the proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is possible to take both on a daily basis. ...Read more
Not much.: They are both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It just depends which works best for you, trial and error, see which one suits you best. ...Read more
Not much: Both are proton pump inhibitors. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is considered a little stronger than prilosec. ...Read more
Not many: Both Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec work the same way by binding to cells that produce acid thereby reducing the acid secreted in the stomach. You still make acid but just less. Nexium (esomeprazole) is effective for a longer period than Prilosec by a couple of hours. That is about the only difference. They are effective medications for about 12 – 14 hours in reducing the acid secreted in the stomach. That allows healing. ...Read more
Yes: Not recommended because you get less accurate dosing but it doesn't cause any harm to break in half for trying take half a Nexium usually it's in a capsule form anyway ...Read more