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Hi, doctor said i have acid reflux problem.He gave me Nexium (esomeprazole) medicine. But there is little improvement. Due to Nexium (esomeprazole) i have sometimes dizziness.
29years old been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 8years everything I try that's all that works my gastroenologist said that it is a safe drug if I don't take it its bad?
Not safe over years: Nexium (esomeprazole) is safe for short-term use. However, it can be quite hazardous to take it for a prolonged period of time (more than a few months) as it can lead to very serious, even life-threatening side effects- see http://www.naturalnews.com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects.html & http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd There are safer alternatives. ...Read more
Why is omeprazole considered a category c drug while Nexium (esomeprazole) is category b, if they are equivalent drugs?
See below: Because more data and studies have performed in animals and humans if it is b category. ...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
Is there a drug most beneficial for treating gastritis?On nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux/cough for 3 mos which went away but now have mild gastritis. Nexium (esomeprazole) cause?
Gastritis: Nexium (esomeprazole) is quite effective treatment for gastritis and it generally causes healing after only a few weeks in most cases unless there is achlorhydria(lack of stomach acid) from the beginning. I'm not aware of nexium (esomeprazole) or ppi's causing cases of classic gastritis. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. A gastroscopy may be done if the diagnosis is in doubt ...Read more
I was diagnosed with acid reflux and have been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40Mg twice daily. Would an upper endoscopy show whether the drug is still working?
I take 40 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) a day for 7 years I am 29 I have a hiatal hernia he said its a safe drug he is a doc that handles these things is he right worried?
Yes and no...: No drug is perfect, & pros of long term use of acid blockade need to balance against cons (bone fractures, low magnesium, C.difficile infection). H2 blockers (tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) have been around since the late 70's, are safe, but may require increasing doses to achieve acid suppression. Proton pump inhibitors (ppi's) are also generally safe, but talk to your doc about lowest effective dose. ...Read more
Not at all: No they are all, as you said PPI's and appear to provide similar relief. Some are more expensive than others and drug companies would like you to believe their PPI works better than the generic. It is my belief that in general, you should stick with generic medications. Do not fall for the marketing hype. ...Read more