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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
Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).
May be warranted.: If you were diagnosed with nonerosive esophagitis and protonix does not seem to be taking care of the symptoms after taking it regularly for a month, it may be appropriate to switch to a different PPI such as Nexium (esomeprazole). I would recommend continuing antireflux measures and returning to see your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Does Nexium (esomeprazole) have to be taken in the am before breakfast? Missed my dose. Wondering if i could make it up now
That would be: Ok just take it on an empty stomach 1 hour before a meal. If you already ate, i would just skip it till the next dose. ...Read more
Just started Nexium (esomeprazole) two days ago. Had a mild headache since the morning of the first dose. Should i be concerned?
I am on nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg a day. I would like to have a few beers on Christmas Day. Should I skip the dose that day ? Or continue taking it ?
Nexium (esomeprazole): Alcohol can always worsen gastritis, GERD (heat-burn), or peptic ulcer disease. Beers tend to be less abrasive to the stomach lining than liquors. There is no interaction that I know of between nexium (esomeprazole) and alcohol. Have a wonderful xmas. Dr B www.bmednyc.com ...Read more