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For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)

For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)

Yes: This is far outside of the normal dosing range and is not recommended or studied at these doses. I would advise you to see your md to hone in further on the source of your severe heartburn. ...Read more

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What is Nexium (esomeprazole) used for?

What is Nexium (esomeprazole) used for?

Nexium (esomeprazole): Nexium is esomeprazole a drug that reduces - in fact nearly eliminates - the production of stomach acid. ...Read more

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Is expired Nexium (esomeprazole) any good?

Is expired Nexium (esomeprazole) any good?

Are we talking: 10 days past expiration or 10 years? In general, it isn't recommended that expired medications be used. Take care. ...Read more

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How to withdraw from nexium (esomeprazole)?

Nexium.: There is no need to wean Nexium. You can just stop it abruptly. The only problem will be that you will once again be making acid, so you may have some symptoms from that. Good luck. ...Read more

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For how long can I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

Hard to answer: Usually, ulcer healing takes around 8 weeks. However, many people need to take it for longer periods. Do speak with your physician and don;t just continue it on you own. ...Read more

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How long for Nexium (esomeprazole) to kick on?

An hour or two: Probably an hour or so as it has to be absorbed first. And then a while to begin to decrease acid production. ...Read more

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Nexium (esomeprazole) is not working what next?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is not working what next?

Maybe not acid: Nexium (esomeprazole) 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 more

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How long does Nexium (esomeprazole) take to work?

48 hours: It takes a delayed-release proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) that long to reduce acid enough in your stomach to be noticeable. ...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) effective the day u take it?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) effective the day u take it?

Yes, but...: It will be completely effective the first time you take it at reducing the stomach acid. However, it might take days or even weeks of reduced acid for inflammation already present to be treated. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nexium (esomeprazole)?

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 more

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How long does it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to work?

Nexium: It will be completely effective the first time you take it at reducing the stomach acid. However, it might take days or even weeks of reduced acid for inflammation already present to be treated. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) be used for chemical imbalance?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) be used for chemical imbalance?

No: Too complex topic for such a simple solution as nexium (esomeprazole). Essentia brand bottled water can be beneficial due to ph 9.5. ...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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How long past expiration date is Nexium (esomeprazole) good?

None: Medically legally physicians cannot recommend expired meds. When we have samples of them that expire, our office disposes them. ...Read more

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I have an expired nexium 20 mg from 2011 can I still use it??

Don't use.: Get a new prescription, or buy some PPI over the counter. Don't use that Nexium from 2011. ...Read more

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Can I take MucinexDM and nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg together?

No interactions: You can take them together. There are no interactions between them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) while taking silver hydrosol?

Nexium (esomeprazole) and: Silver hydrosol is safe to use together. There is no drug interaction between these 2 drugs. For more information talk to your primary care provider. ...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