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Lump in throat won't go away. Took pepcid zantac. Was on prilosec for a bit it stopped working. Should I try nexium (esomeprazole)? My cardiologist said to do two pills twice a day. Then go up to 2 pills twice a day. If all fails go to gastro.

Lump in throat won't go away. Took pepcid zantac. Was on prilosec for a bit it stopped working. Should I try nexium (esomeprazole)? My cardiologist said to do two pills twice a day. Then go up to 2 pills twice a day. If all fails go to gastro.

Needs Further Eval: In order to really answer this? More info is needed. A lump in the throat can mean many things, is it inside, do you have heartburn, only on the inside or outside too, are there other symptoms. You have taken Pepcid/Zantac and Prilosec (same class as Nexium). Cardio may be right but long enough, this should be eval by at an Internist or poss Gastro or ENT depending on ans to some add? 's. ...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 is it supposed to it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to begin working?

How long is it supposed to it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to begin working?

Up to a week: Even though it starts working on acid production right away, it can take upto a week to get the full effect on the acid production and symptom relief. ...Read more

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I stopped taking Nexium (esomeprazole) a week ago and feel horrible. I started back up 3 days ago and only feel very slightly better. How long will it take?

Seriously?: Why are you taking Nexium (esomeprazole)? Who told you to take it and for what reason? How long will WHAT take??? Did you know that if you do indeed have a diagnosis for which Nexium (esomeprazole) is indicated for treatment, you shouldn't take it for more than 8 weeks? If you do, you can cause gastric mucosal atrophy. I think you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Was on Nexium (esomeprazole) for 10 yrs. I wanted to see if I still needed it so I stopped for about 7 weeks. Could that put me at risk for Barrett's after 7 weeks?

Unlikely: You need years of acid exposure to increase risk for Barrett's esophagus. If you don't notice any acid reflux symptoms off your Nexium, (esomeprazole) then it's even less likely that you're at risk. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/barretts-esophagus/basics/definition/CON-20027054 for more info. ...Read more

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I have been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for five years and it just isn't working anymore is there anything I can use over-the-counter that might work?

I have been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for five years and it just isn't working anymore is there anything I can use over-the-counter that might work?

Nexium (esomeprazole) times 5 years: I would think that it is time to get the underlying cause of this treated. Are you eating foods that do not cause gerd? Are you of an ideal weight or trying to get there? Do you smoke?

That is where I would focus. Getting to not needing antacids any longer. ...Read more

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I recently had h plyori and getting endoscopy in few weeks. Is nexium usually stopped before scopes? Will hplyori show up if nexium is taken?

I recently had h plyori and getting endoscopy in few weeks. Is nexium usually stopped before scopes? Will hplyori show up if nexium is taken?

No need to stop: Unless requested by your doctor, it is not necessary to stop the Nexiam. Nexiam can make it more difficult for the pathologist to find H. pylori on the biopsies. ...Read more

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Just stopped Nexium and have started taking Zantac! What is the maximum daily dosage? Stoppd because heard bad reports recently on taking Nexium

OTC labeling: Over the counter labeling is different that what your physician would prescribe. Follow the box directions if you purchased it in the pharmacy. The dosage depends on what you are treating.
If not better see a physician for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for GERD and it isn't working anymore is there something that would work better?

I have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for GERD and it isn't working anymore is there something that would work better?

More on GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding GERD's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "GERD" in the search box, and I think you'll find all the responses you could want! However, be sure of your diagnosis--there are a number of conditions that don't involve acid reflux but mimick GERD, and therefore don't respond to acid blockers. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with GERD and I was Nexium (esomeprazole) and it helped. I stopped taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and problems came back. How do I fix it permanently?

I was diagnosed with GERD and I was Nexium (esomeprazole) and it helped. I stopped taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and problems came back. How do I fix it permanently?

Calm the volcano: Time for change: *stop smoking. *avoid triggers: caffeine, chocolate [sorry! ], alcohol, citrus, sour/acid foods, fatty/spicy foods, carbonated drinks, garlic, spearmint. *eat small meals. Sit down and eat slowly. *reduce stress. *after you eat, wait 2-3 hours before laying down. Get checked for h. Pylori germs, which can kick up the acid in your stomach. ...Read more

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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 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?

GERD: If your symptoms are resolved, it means it is working. If you still have symptoms of heart burn, epiphany tic pain, then you need upper endoscopy to rule out any other condition ...Read more

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Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 daily ain't working, I think I may have esophagitis, but can see doc till Jan 6, could I add Zantac to the mix? When should I take it?

Tough to say: HealthTap is for providing answers to certain questions and informing patients regarding medical care, etc. Without examining you, we can not really give you medical advice on treatments. What I would recommend is calling the Dr, see if you can take nexium (esomeprazole) twice a day, AVOID all trigger foods, and get an earlier appt. It seems crazy you need to wait until Jan. For an appt! Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for 17 years and stopped it a few weeks ago. Before I started it I had gastric and duodenal ulcers. Will these return?

I've been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for 17 years and stopped it a few weeks ago. Before I started it I had gastric and duodenal ulcers. Will these return?

Possibly: Ulcers in the duodenum and stomach are usually caused by excess acid production. Nexium (esomeprazole) lowers acid production and thus decreases ulcer formation. Stopping Nexium (esomeprazole) may cause ulcers to form due to increase acid production. After 17 years, your body may have charged and ulcers may not form after stopping nexium (esomeprazole). There is no guarantee. ...Read more

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Been burping, feeling of lump in throat and sensation that their is backflow. Nexium (esomeprazole) not working. Could symptoms be more anxiety than actual reflux?

Been burping, feeling of lump in throat and sensation that their is backflow. Nexium (esomeprazole) not working. Could symptoms be more anxiety than actual reflux?

Possibly.: Anxiety can make reflux worse. I suggest that you go back to your doctor to discuss this and try another medication or adjust your dose. You also need to discuss the treatment for your anxiety. ...Read more

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Have gerd, costochondritis symptoms are burning throat like something is stuck and chest discomfort, med not working great Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid any sugg?

Have gerd, costochondritis symptoms are burning throat like something is stuck and chest discomfort, med not working great Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid any sugg?

? endoscopy: Gerd can burning in throat and chest discomfort as well as causing food to get caught in esophagus. Costochondritis is inflammation of junction of ribs with cartilage in front of chest along the side of sternum. Usually tenderness to touch and pain with movement but not burning in throat. You need to see G-I doctor since meds not working. You may need someone to look down the esophagus. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis? Recently stopped nexium for silent gerd and now I think I have gastritis. Stomach pains after eating acidic things mostly, gas, belching. Feels fine after a few hours. Didn't have this pain before I started nexium 2 months ago.

What causes gastritis? Recently stopped nexium for silent gerd and now I think I have gastritis. Stomach pains after eating acidic things mostly, gas, belching. Feels fine after a few hours. Didn't have this pain before I started nexium 2 months ago.

Gastritis?: How was silent GERD diagnosed? Any testing? Generally speaking, if you have been treated with Nexium (either prescribed or self-determined) for one month without resolution of symptoms, then testing would be advised. Perhaps an abdominal ultrasound and EGD. ...Read more

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Burping, light-headed, nausea, chest, back, left arm pain. EKG, xray, blood test fine 2 days ago. Diagnosed GERD 2months ago, 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) not working.

Burping, light-headed, nausea, chest, back, left arm pain. EKG, xray, blood test fine 2 days ago. Diagnosed GERD 2months ago, 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) not working.

Cardiac workup: Chest pain accompanied by nausea and belching may represent heart disease. A normal resting ekg however is not sufficient to exclude heart disease. An exercise stress test and an echocardiogram can help assess for blockages and structural heart disease. Consultation with a cardiologist would be important and immediate trip to er via 911 also if the pain returns. ...Read more

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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