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Allergies (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Nexium (esomeprazole) allergy?

Rare!: Link for more info: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-20536/nexium-oral/details/list-sideeffects ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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How long should you be taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

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

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Is nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg stronger then protonix40 mg?

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

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What is the definition or description of: nexium (esomeprazole)?

Stomach acidity pill: This is a capsule, usually purple in color, which inhibits the secretion of acid in the stomach. It is used when ulceration is a possibility, when the lower esophagus is symptomatic and to treat the side effects of some medication like nsaids. ...Read more

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Any ideas for a healthy substitute for nexium (esomeprazole)?

Any ideas for a healthy substitute for nexium (esomeprazole)?

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

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Is there a differnt between Nexium (esomeprazole) and pariet at all?

Both are PPI's: Pariet tablets contain the active ingredient rabeprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (ppi). Nexium is another ppi acid blocker drug. Currently, this class of agents includes: Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), and second generation variants of these (nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) zegerid). Choose the one you prefer. ...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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Which is better, Nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

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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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) an antacid?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. H2 Blockers (Zantac, Tagament) also reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and considered antacids. ...Read more

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Can I use Nexium (esomeprazole) in pregnancy?

Category B: Nexium (esomeprazole) is pregnancy category b and has shown no risk in humans, but you need to discuss with your gyn provider for continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does Nexium (esomeprazole) cause weight gain?

No: Not directly, but the symptoms for which you are taking Nexium (esomeprazole) often include loss of appetite and/or nausea and if the Nexium (esomeprazole) is working, you may be feeling better and able to eat more (perhaps too much?). ...Read more

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Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) with Macrobid?

Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) with Macrobid?

Yes: There were no interactions found in my E-Presribing database between Macrobid and Nexium (esomeprazole). There are several posts on line about possible side effects, but posts on side effects in a global market are numerous and need to be taken with the knowledge that these are NOT scientifically studied outcomes data. I have several patients who took the combo and did well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you take antacid with nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes...: If treating heartburn/reflux esophagitis, Gaviscon or generic equivalent ("compare with Gaviscon") is a good choice. Gaviscon taken after meals and at bedtime, when combined with a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium) once daily, can be more effective than either alone. ...Read more

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Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) and omeprazole?

NO: Both are same proton pump inhibitors. Omeprazole came first and when patent ran out the company took out one molecule of no significance and branded nexium (esomeprazole). The effective chemical s-enantiomer esoomprazol is the same in both drugs. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant woman can I use nexium (esomeprazole)?

I'm pregnant woman can I use nexium (esomeprazole)?

Probaly yes: It is safe, but not adequately tested in pregnancy
however prolonged use more than a year make you more prone to osteoporosis and fractures. For a short term to subside the symptoms of heart burn in pregnancy, is safe most likely. ...Read more

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Can 40mg nexium (esomeprazole) 2xday cause anemia?

Can 40mg nexium (esomeprazole) 2xday cause anemia?

Not typically: Not typically. Recommend follow up with primary care doctor or gastroenterologist ...Read more