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Natural Substitute For Nexium
Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, I'm highly allergic to them. Thanx?
High fiber dies, stay away from tomato based foods, fried or fatty foods, chocolate, alcohol, coffee
Things to try? Vitamin C, E, digestive enzymes, Deglycerrizinated Licorice (DGL) More frequent meals, do not lay down after meals and exercise. Other thoughts got to Thedocstu. Blogspot. Com ...Read more
What effects of Prolisec or Nexium (esomeprazole) have on me if tried it for 14 days? Or should I try a natural remedy instead? (Acid reflux, heartburn, etc)
PPI's: Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) generally have no side effects when used for only 14 days. If your symptoms recur after a two-week trial, you should see your doctor for tests and/or a longer-term approach to your probable acid reflux. Anti-reflux measures can to help. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
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
Maybe not acid: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a ppi, potent minimizer of acid production in the stomach. Several other ppis on market-all roughly equivalent, can take days some respond better to one than another. Make sure the problem is truly acid related, or not. Other issues including gall bladder, pancreas, celiac sprue, cardiac can cause similar symptoms. Don't know your history, meds, risk factors, etc. Follow up with doc. ...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
The Purple Pill:
It is one of the most widely prescribed medication in the world. It belongs to a class of medications called ppi's (proton pump inhibitors). It works by inhibiting proton pumps, a type of cells that produces acid, in a persons stomach.
It is used to treat acid reflux, ulcers, h.Pylori bacteria infection, and is frequently used to treat stomach aches.
It is very safe when used as prescribed. ...Read more
Too complex topic for such a simple solution as nexium (esomeprazole).
Essentia brand bottled water can be beneficial due to ph 9.5. ...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
None: Medically legally physicians cannot recommend expired meds. When we have samples of them that expire, our office disposes them. ...Read more
Don't use.: Get a new prescription, or buy some PPI over the counter. Don't use that Nexium from 2011. ...Read more
No interactions: You can take them together. There are no interactions between them. Good luck. ...Read more
No but having chronic Reflux disease / gastritis is. The reason for this is something called Barrets esophagus. If your gastritis or reflux is severe enought for you to need nexium (esomeprazole) every day. Try finding ways of changing your diet for this not be as bad as it is.
I would recommend for you to read about Barrets esophagus. This might not be your case but this comes from 400 limit characters ;) ...Read more
Who knows: What health problems are you talking about? ...Read more
Up to a week: Even though it starts working on acid production right away, it can take upto a week to get the full effect on the acid production and symptom relief. ...Read more
Nexium (esomeprazole) and analgsics: Nexium (esomeprazole) and all other proton pump inhibitors work best when taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes prior to eating your first meal or about two hours after the last meal of the day. ...Read more