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Nexium For Babies
It might not help: Nexium (esomeprazole) is not helping with the reflux, it helps to reduce the stomach acidity. If your baby on a liquid diet, it's physiologic for them to have a reflux. Try elevated head of the bed, thickened the food, efficient burping technique. But I would not recommend Nexium (esomeprazole) for a small baby. It mess up with the digestion and promote unhealthy bacterial overgrowth. ...Read more
See below: There are no data on the excretion of Nexium into human milk. There is a potential for tumorigenicity with "omeprazole" -prilosec-administration has been seen in rat carcinogenicity studies. Because esomeprazole is the s-isomer of Omeprazole which is excreted into human milk, & because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue. ...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 am 39 and healthy other than I take 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) daily. Are there any high risks with taking a baby asprin a day in my condition for inflammation?
Minimal but yes:
Aspirin, even 81 mg (baby aspirin) does not come without risk. There are risks of ulcers, as well as increased bleeding due to platelet blockade. If you are healthy and don't have an early family history of heart disease, you could probably go without taking it. Hope this helps! ...Read more
No: Never give OTC medications to an infant without consulting your primary care practitioner. Some babies spit up more frequently than others. This is not reflux. This is normal. Some babies are just urpers. So long as the baby is gaining weight normally, and has no coughing episodes, enough food is staying down. ...Read more
Been taking nexium every other day for 4 months- nursing 6 month old baby. Dr said it was okay. Safe to keep taking?
Safe to continue: According to TOXNET, " limited information indicates that maternal doses of 20 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants" https://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/ ...Read more
I just found out that im 5 weeks preagnant, few weeks before I took Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and sertraline for panic attacks. Is that safe for the baby?
Likely OK: Nexium (esomeprazole) not a problem. The jury is not in yet on sertraline during pregnancy. The problems that have been suspected with sertraline appear to be more of a problem later in pregnancy, closer to delivery, with some of these meds being suspected to be involved in some cardiac/breathing problems in newborns at the time of birth with a condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more
Are 4 month old baby is on Nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux. He wakes up every night around 9:30 p.m. screaming. Could the nexium (esomeprazole) be causing stomach pain?
Which NyQuil?: Turns out, there are many versions of NyQuil, each w/different medications/ingredients. So while it's wise to check for interactions, you need to be more specific. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1015-567, 55-17410, 54-16419 where I ran 2 common versions against Nexium (esomeprazole) - looks fine. You can always ask local pharmacist or your Family Doc, too. Above assumes no allergie ...Read more
Side Effects: In adults 18 and older, side effects with Nexium (esomeprazole) include headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In children 1 to 17 years of age, side effects with Nexium (esomeprazole) include headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and sleepiness. Relief of symptoms with Nexium (esomeprazole) does not rule out the existence of other serious stomach conditions. ...Read more
Powerful Antacids: When Prilosec went generic the company that made Prilosec came out with the "new and improved" nexium (esomeprazole). The reality is that pharmaceutical companies commony tout their new meds as better than the older ones (sometimes they are). In this case it depends on the individual. I personally am not a big fan of this class of meds for many reasons. But to answer your question not a big difference. ...Read more
It's safe.: There are no significant interactions between Nexium and mephigastryl. You should be fine taking the two together, if you were able to take them on their own. Good luck. ...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
PPI: This would not be dangerous. Both medications are proton pump inhibitors and have similar effcacy. However the dosing for both medications is 20 to 40 mg one daily. ...Read more
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
Controversial: A few studies have shown that calcium and magnesium absorption may be affected by long term Nexium (esomeprazole) (ppi) use. One must weigh the risks vs benefits for any chronic medication. The lowest effective dose should be taken. Overall, compared to many other medications ppi's are generally safe. ...Read more
See G.I. Doctor: Reflux of acid and food does not indicate that the anti acid, in this case nexium, (esomeprazole) is the culprit. The food indicates a mechanical problem of competancy of the sphincter mucsle between the stomach and the esophagus. It is necessary to see a gastroenterologist to have this problem evaluated. ...Read more
PPI side effects: Nexium is brand of esomeprazole which is just left sided version of omeprazole (commonly known as Prilosec in the States). They're members of Proton Pump Inhibitor class used to treat stomach ulcers & heartburn. Long term use can increase risk for osteoporosis, heart rhythm issues, diarrhea & even pneumonia. Chat w/your doc to be sure you really need medication. Try lifestyle modification instead ...Read more
No problem.: Won't hurt you, short term (14 days). If u need for longer, seek guidance from MD. ...Read more
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