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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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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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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