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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?

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?

Gut flora: 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

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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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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

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

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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?

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

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3 mos sore throat in 4 countries. Antibiotics 3 times, non-smoker, Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg for reflux. Uncomfortable swallowing. 2 ents with no insight.?

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

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What is Nexium (esomeprazole) used for?

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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My dr prescribed 40mg nexium (esomeprazole). What are the benefits?

Make you feel better: Will control your stomach acidity & thus control gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) & control upper abdominal pain. It is a superb medication. ...Read more

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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause nausea?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause nausea?

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

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Does Nexium (esomeprazole) affect the liver?

Does Nexium (esomeprazole) affect the liver?

Rarely: Studies have shown that Nexium (esomeprazole) rarely affects the liver, less than 1%. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take cefuroxime while one is on Nexium?

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

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Taking Zantac and Nexium (esomeprazole) together safe?

Taking Zantac and Nexium (esomeprazole) together safe?

Safe but why?: Nexium (esomeprazole) should be taken 30-60 mins before the first meal and zantac nearly at any time. There is no major advantage in taking them both at the same time. ...Read more

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Which is better, Nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

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

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Does Nexium (esomeprazole) prevent Barret's Espophagus?

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

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I'm allergic to penicilin can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

I'm allergic to penicilin can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes: Penicillin, an antibiotic, and nexium (esomeprazole), (esomeprazole) a proton pump inhibitor/stomach acid reducer, are not at all similar chemically so an allergy to penicillin does not make you more likely to have an allergic reaction to nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) the best ppi and if not, what is?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) the best ppi and if not, what is?

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

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec almost the same thing?

Very similar: They are I the same class of medicines the proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Prevacid and Nexium (esomeprazole)?

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

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Can you please tell me how Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) differ?

Can you please tell me how Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) differ?

Not much: Both are proton pump inhibitors. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is considered a little stronger than prilosec. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole)?

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

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Is it ok to break Nexium 40 mg in two pieces for 20 mg intake at a time?

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