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Been on Nexium 8 years I am 29 years old its all that works please explain to me how to stop it what will work I am done with it I what to get off?
Nexium: Depends what was the reason it was prescribed. For an active ulcer disease, usually 8 weeks of therapy is sufficient. However, if it is for GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), as it appears likely in your case, then it is to be taken indefinitely. You can switch to an H2 blocker (Pepcid, Axid, Tagamet etc) if your GERD symptoms. Nexium is also safe for long term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not acid: Nexium 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An hour before meals: Each dose should be taken at least an hour before meals, ideally an hour before breakfast and then an hour before dinner. ...Read more
Can Amltriptyline 10 mg be taken at the same time when I am already on Nexium and Renetedine? I mean is there any interaction concern?
Amitrityline+nexium:: Nexium oral will increase the level or effect of amitriptyline oral by altering drug metabolism. Monitor for increase in side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, weight gain, or trouble urinating. Consult prescriber if problems occur. Best regards. ...Read more
Been taking Nexium 40mg for around 7 years 29 years old its all that works if I drop to 20 mg will that help keep the long term side affects away?
If you lower or stop: an acid-blocker you will experience a rebound effect. You will make more acid for a while. Please do what your doctor asks. You may be able to supplement or transition to DGL, a type of licorice tablet that is used to coat the stomach and esophagus so acid does not make you uncomfortable. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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