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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Hello, my dr has just prescribed vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) I take citalopram 10mg every 2nd day for anxiety he said no problem I see drug interactions warnings. Advice?

Hello, my dr has just prescribed vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) I take citalopram 10mg every 2nd day for anxiety he said no problem I see drug interactions warnings. Advice?

Go see your doctor: Familiarize yourself w/ http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=679-0, 3233-14537 as well as whatever source you used to find interactions. Quote your pharmacist if possible (s/he did say something to you, right?). Then ask your doc about risks, benefits & alternatives. Is potential benefit worth potential risk? Are there other ppis eg esomeprazole? Or perhaps h2 blocker eg ranitidine.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is it okay to take vimovo and tylenol #1?

Is it okay to take vimovo and tylenol #1?

Sounds ok: If a person had no prior problem with taking Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) by itself, or either of its ingredients by themselves; and had no problem taking Tylenol #1 (acetaminophen and codeine) by itself, or either of its ingredients by themselves; then she should be ok taking Vimovo and Tylenol #1 together. They may cause stomach symptoms. Be sure to follow one's doctor's instructions.

Dr. Niel Venter Dr. Venter
Family Medicine
years in practice
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I took a 500 mg vimovo at 10am it is now 11pm. Is it safe to take a 500mg tylenol?

I took a 500 mg vimovo at 10am it is now 11pm. Is it safe to take a 500mg tylenol?

Yes: Tylenol contains Paracetamol. Vimovo contains Anti inflam. Therefore its safe to combine.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen)?

What is vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen)?

Basically naproxen: Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) is a combination of Naproxen and a second medication to protect your stomach from the irritating effects of the nsaid.

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Dr. Cameron Duffy Dr. Duffy
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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How soon does vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) work?

How soon does vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) work?

Like Aleve (naproxen): Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) has the same anti-inflammatory medication (naproxen) that is in aleve plus an antacid medication, known as nexium. The Naproxen can help with pain within an hour, but its anti-inflammatory effects will be more likely to take effect over the course of a few days (3-4) with routine administration (i.e. Taking it twice per day for 3-4 days).

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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Hi. I have really severe arthrithis' just takrn a pill of vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) 2 hours ago. I'm still in deep pain and cant work. How long to take effecty?

Hi. I have really severe arthrithis' just takrn a pill of vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) 2 hours ago. I'm still in deep pain and cant work. How long to take effecty?

Arthritis pain: Vimova has anti inflammatory and anti acid medication, if it is not helping in an hour or so, you might want discuss about different treatment approach with your physician, Do not ignore the pain, if it is an unusual pain make sure nothing else like infection of the joint is going on and find out the type of arthritis as different treatments are available for different kind of arthriti

Dr. John Rhoades Dr. Rhoades
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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Can you take Advil with Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen)?

Can you take Advil with Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen)?

Not recommended: It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

Dr. George Arcos Dr. Arcos
Pain Management
34 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How probable can vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) give you an ulcer?

How probable can vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) give you an ulcer?

Possible: Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) is a combination of Naproxen and esomeprazole. The Naproxen (NSAID) can cause all forms of GI upset, including erosive gastritis and perforation. Also must watch for severe skin reactions, red/ purple rash, which can be life-threatening. The longer you take it, the more likely you will get upper GI problems. Only 1 in 5 patients are symptomatic, so be careful, limit to short-term use.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How possible can vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) give you an ulcer?

How possible can vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) give you an ulcer?

Modest risk: This combination med of Naproxen and a proton pump inhibitor has a markedly reduced risk versus Naproxen alone. The risk is relatively small but is far from zero.

Dr. William Lages Dr. Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
64 years in practice
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What to do if I am about to take vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) for my menstral cramps, anything I need to know?

What to do if I am about to take vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) for my menstral cramps, anything I need to know?

Yes: Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) is a combination of Naproxen and a proton pump inhibitor to prevent stomach ulcers and bleeding. Naproxen is a nonsteroidal inflammatory drug to relieve pain and inflammation. It can cause GI distress, but it is a good combination for menstrual cramps

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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I fell out of bed at 455 AM EST & banged my forehead hard on my nightstand... I took Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) 500mg/20mg & I'm incing. It's swelling. What shd I do?

I fell out of bed at 455 AM EST & banged my forehead hard on my nightstand... I took Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) 500mg/20mg & I'm incing. It's swelling. What shd I do?

Visit ER: For a mild head injury, no treatment may be needed. However, watch for symptoms of a head injury, which can which can show up later. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the best immediate therapy. Visit ER CT or an MRI scan might be done to rule out a brain bleed.

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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After accident my acromion shoulder bone sep. From another bone due to massive swelling. I'm on vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) & using a sling. But its painful. What's wrong.?

After accident my acromion shoulder bone sep. From another bone due to massive swelling. I'm on vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) & using a sling. But its painful. What's wrong.?

Shoulder pain: Perhaps, you will need to see the treating doc to figure out why you're having pain. Possibly you will need physical therapy or further work up with xray and mri.

Dr. Veena Govila Dr. Govila
Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
University of Rajasthan, S. M. S. Medical College
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Dr. Richard Daniels Dr. Daniels
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
62 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Shaym Puppala Dr. Puppala
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Told my doc that Naproxen is beginning to hurt my stomach. She gave me Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to soothe it, like a Zantac effect. Should I only use the Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) now?

Told my doc that Naproxen is beginning to hurt my stomach. She gave me Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to soothe it, like a Zantac effect. Should I only use the Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) now?

NSAID gastritis: NSAIDS (eg. Naproxen, ibuprofen) can irritate the stomach, causing gastritis (inflammation) or ulcers. If on NSAIDs for a lengthy time or get stomach pain on them, physicians typically stop it, or recommend H2 blocker (eg ranitidine/Zantac etc) or proton pump inhibitor (eg esomeprazole/Nexium etc) for stomach protection for duration of treatment w NSAID.Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) is naproxen/esomeprazole in same pill.

Dr. Martin Morell Dr. Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
25 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

I'm on morphine, flexeril, vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) and lyrica. I have had a blood test and at home pregnancy tests all negative but feel pregnant can they all be wrong?

These: Medications would not interfere with pgx test. Some of the side effects of these drugs can make you feel bloated, or irritate your stomach.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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My boyfriend has a mouth full of abscesses and the dentist in our town was closed so he went to the Dr and was givin a drug called Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to treat HIV?

My boyfriend has a mouth full of abscesses and the dentist in our town was closed so he went to the Dr and was givin a drug called Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to treat HIV?

The question?: If your boyfriend has HIV, you need to take the proper precaution. He will also need to be under the care of someone who takes care of HIV and you need to be tested for STDs as well. Don't delay.

Dr. Michael Roman Dr. Roman
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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