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Taking Zantac and Nexium (esomeprazole) together safe?

Taking Zantac and Nexium (esomeprazole) together safe?

Safe but why?: Nexium (esomeprazole) should be taken 30-60 mins before the first meal and zantac nearly at any time. There is no major advantage in taking them both at the same time. ...Read more

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Possible protonix (pantoprazole). Pepcid, tagamet side effects?

Possible protonix (pantoprazole). Pepcid, tagamet side effects?

Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug. ...Read more

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Ranitidine hydrochloride and Nexium (esomeprazole) together?

Why?: What are you trying to treat? If your symptoms are not controlled with one drug, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take Zantac while taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Can i take Zantac while taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Stomache and gas pai: Yes , preferrably not at the same time. Both meds work on different mechanisms. Dexilant is a stomach acid pump inhibitor , should be taking before meal. Zantac works on the anti-histamine receptor in the stomach, also should take it before meal. If you been advised to take both medicines for your stomach pain, take the ppi before the biggest meal of the day (or the most symptomatic time) first. ...Read more

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Can i smoke marijuana while having gastritis? Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for gastritis

Can i smoke marijuana while having gastritis? Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for gastritis

Not recommended: Smoking tobacco is one of the greatest causes of increased stomach acid, and smoking marijuana may do this as well. If you smoke tobacco, you need very much to stop as well. ...Read more

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Will taking PPI meds stop stomach from digesting foods??

Will taking PPI meds stop stomach from digesting foods??

Great question.: The answer is both yes and no.Fats and proteins are emulsified by bile and carbohydrates are broken down by amylase.The acid in the stomach is helpful for breaking down proteins, but mainly it kills bacteria and other potentially harmful things in your diet. You will still produce acid in response to eating, but in lesser quantities. Also acid is needed to catalyze bioavailable oxidation of iron. ...Read more

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Can you take maalox while on nexium (esomeprazole)?

Maalox: Yes. If you need extra help with heartburn take Tums (calcium carbonate) or Maalox but not on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can your take aspirin while taking protonix (pantoprazole)?

Can your take aspirin while taking protonix (pantoprazole)?

Likley yes: Unless you have a reason not to take it. Check with your prescriber. Taking Protonix (pantoprazole) with Aspirin is actually safer as general rule. Be sure you also have a reason to take the Protonix (pantoprazole) and that taking Protonix (pantoprazole) is safe. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more

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Taken Nexium, (esomeprazole) generic Nexium, (esomeprazole) and Protonix which cause drowsiness. Would it be worth taking Prevacid or Prilosec? Will tired feeling go away with time

Taken Nexium, (esomeprazole) generic Nexium, (esomeprazole) and Protonix which cause drowsiness. Would it be worth taking Prevacid or Prilosec? Will tired feeling go away with time

Doubtful: None of the actions of any of these drugs would have anything to do with drowsiness. That is a very uncommon side effect of any of them. BUT Prilosec is well known to gum up the liver's ability to get other drugs out of you including all sedatives including alcohol.... so .. that one is doubly out. Otherwise, while I cannot explain why these drugs do that on you, the entire group is similar ...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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Can i take Nexium (esomeprazole) and omeprazole?

Can i take Nexium (esomeprazole) and omeprazole?

NO: Both are same proton pump inhibitors. Omeprazole came first and when patent ran out the company took out one molecule of no significance and branded nexium (esomeprazole). The effective chemical s-enantiomer esoomprazol is the same in both drugs. ...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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Long term side effects of taking prevacid or protonix (pantoprazole)?

Long term side effects of taking prevacid or protonix (pantoprazole)?

PPI side effects: Prevacid, protonix, (pantoprazole) Prilosec (& their generic equivalents) are similar, very well tolerated medications called proton pump inhibitors. In the short term they can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap)--like bone thinning, low magnesium, c.Difficile. ...Read more

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How to withdraw from nexium (esomeprazole)?

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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Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

None!: The plethorta of side effects of these drugs has only become evident. Nutritional deficiencies, osteoporosis, chronic kidney issues, and acelerated heart disease. They should be short term. H2 blockers are a preferred treatment! ...Read more

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Is pepcid (famotidine) safe for everyday use? Thinking of switching from prilosec to pepcid (famotidine)

Is pepcid (famotidine) safe for everyday use? Thinking of switching from prilosec to pepcid (famotidine)

Pepcid (famotidine) long term: short answer - yes but my concern is given you age - why are you requiring either a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) or an H2 blocker (pepcid) on a regular basis?? Assuming you have a medical condition requiring acid suppression - long term use may be appropriate. However, if you are taking it without a clear diagnosis - you need to be seen and evaluated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more