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Medicine For Nexium Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Dr christopher smith today I got tested for allergies & I told dr about the cough have for a week nowit usually last for 2/3 days I got nexium (esomeprazole)? what?
GERD: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. I sounds like your doctor performed an assessment including skin testing and thought that GERD/heartburn was contributing so treated you with Nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more
Rare!: Link for more info: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-20536/nexium-oral/details/list-sideeffects ...Read more
I am having allergy testing done. (i assume skin tests) the instructions say I should stop taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 10 days before the test? Why?
No need to stop: For prick skin testing no need to stop esomeprazole (nexium). The class of medications to which Nexium belongs, does not have an antihistaminc effect, as opposed to the anti-h2 (histamine type 2)receptor medications (tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) that do interfere with skin testing. Double check with your physician. ...Read more
I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and bentyl (dicyclomine). I see a small rash/hives on forehead but nowhere else on body, no other signs. How likely is this allergy?
Unlikely: If the rash is localized it is more likely something you came in contact with. If the rash becomes more widespread or if you develop any swelling, particularly in your throat or have problems breathing, be assessed. If necessary call emergency transport. All the best. ...Read more
Rash on forearms and back. Fever of 102.5 for 2days. Could this be an allergic reaction to nexium (esomeprazole)? I have been taking it for a week. Alergy sulfa
I am taking esomeprazole and have a rast blood test for nasal allergies will it interfere with blood test? My ent never mentioned he knew I took it
No: Most drugs you take would not affect the RAST test. By the way, RAST is outdated and has been replaced by ImmunoCap IgE. ...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
I am giving my baby 7 months old nexium (esomeprazole) because he has reflux causing cough for him when should he get benefit from this medecine?
You will know: The point of the medicine is to have the child secrete less acid into the stomach. It is also important when you are feeding the infant to have him in an as upright position as you possibly can. Remember his problem is that he is regurgitating food from his stomach against gravity. If he is lying on his back that is much easier than if he is upright. In addition, most kids outflow from stomach is ...Read more
I had very bad acid reflux and discomfort few months and I am now on medicine TECTA and NEXIUM, but it seem not work well for me. Is there any better?
Acid refelux which:
Does not respond to simple medication should be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist and usually upper GI examination (gastroscopy) is indicated! There will be a medication or combination of medications which will control your symptoms!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
Can I take nexium together with ganaton before meals? Does this 2 drugs have reported interaction between it?
No: There are no worrisome interactions between these two medications. ...Read more
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?
Do slow releasing medicines like Nexium stay in stomach undigested untill fully absorbed by body and do not pass down along with food or what?
If an orally admin-: Interred drug harms the stomach lining or decomposes in the acidic environment of the stomach, an enteric coating can be applied to the drug to prevent it from dissolving until it reaches the small intestine. Other techniques are used that allow the active ingredient of a drug like Nexium to be released slowly or in small amounts over time, usually 12+ hours, mostly in the small intestine. ...Read more
Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) at bed time (on an empty stomach.) Is it true you need to take Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 hour before food to bind the medicine.
True: Take Nexium (esomeprazole) in AM 1 hour before breakfast. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
I have chrons also on Lansaprozol. Is this due to sudden weight gain, a very distended hard abdomen? Is this a side effect from the drug? Try Nexium (esomeprazole)?
With Crohn's: A very distended hard abdomen is more concerning for a developing intestinal obstruction. These signs are not side effects of lansoprazole. ...Read more
I take 40 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) a day for 7 years I am 29 I have a hiatal hernia he said its a safe drug he is a doc that handles these things is he right worried?
Yes and no...: No drug is perfect, & pros of long term use of acid blockade need to balance against cons (bone fractures, low magnesium, C.difficile infection). H2 blockers (tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) have been around since the late 70's, are safe, but may require increasing doses to achieve acid suppression. Proton pump inhibitors (ppi's) are also generally safe, but talk to your doc about lowest effective dose. ...Read more
I got ulcer pain last week. I took some over the counter drug pills "Nexium". It seems to work now. Do I still need to see the doctor?
Hi, doctor said I have acid reflux problem. He gave me Nexium (esomeprazole) medicine. But there is little improvement. Due to Nexium (esomeprazole) I have sometimes dizziness.
Which drug is safest for lifetime maintenance of GERD on daily basis: 40mg of omeprazole, 40mg protonix, or 40mg nexium (esomeprazole)?
Equivalent, but: These are all pretty equivalent. They are different drug formulations that work on the same general mechanism within the stomach to decrease acid secretion. It is important to note that long term use of these medications can be associated with osteoporosis. It is important to maintain recommended calcium/vitamin D intake and see Dr. For assessment of osteoporosis risk. ...Read more
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Depends: Some people should be on discrete courses of Nexium, and some people need it long term. It really depends on what the diagnosis is that you are trying to treat. When it is needed, it is OK to take it long term, with medical supervision to watch out for side effects. Good night. ...Read more
Pt driven: There is no definitive answer here. The answer is patient driven. Both these meds are in the same class of PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) and are oth at 40mg. Some pateints may feel the nexium (esomeprazole) works better, whereas others feel the protonix does. Depending on what your insurance covers and which one makes you fee better is the one for you. Diet with avoidance of triggers is most important. ...Read more
Avoid carbonated: Drinks, drink lots of water and eat two medium sized red skinned apples daily - one mid morning and one mid evening. When heart burn occurs, immediately drink 16 ounces of water! ...Read more