What is the difference between Prevacid and Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Not much. . They are both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It just depends which works best for you, trial and error, see which one suits you best. .

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Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

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...

Dr. Told me to take Nexium, (esomeprazole) but it interacts badly with my Valium. I haven't found any interaction with Prevacid. Ok to take with Valium?

Probably. there are drug interactions between almost everything. i can tell you many people take a proton pump inhibitor and a benzodiazepine without any problem, especially if both are taken on as needed basis. I assume you are already avoiding foods that provoke acid reflux, and working on weight loss if overweight. That will cut down need for drugs like nexium, (esomeprazole) unless you have other reasons for taking it. Read more...

Can levothyroxine and Nexium (esomeprazole) or prevacid be taken at the same time?

There's no. Interaction between the two drugs. http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/levothyroxine-with-nexium-1463-0-1015-567.html. Read more...
No. Levothyroid must be taken separate on empty stomach with only water. I would wait at least 4 hours for other meds to ensure max absorption/benefit. Read more...

Have been taking nexium (esomeprazole) for 2 weeks and Prevacid for 2 weeks before that...can nexium (esomeprazole) cause erectile problems? Unable to maintain erections??

Not usually . Any drug can interfere with normal functions of the body. I would suggest stooping med and talking to your doctor and see how things return in the ability to maintain an erections. Speak with your doctor as there may be another physical reason for the issues you are having with your erections. I hope you feel better soon. Read more...

Diag w ulcer 3wks ago took prevacid felt better pain came back dr chngd to Nexium (esomeprazole) no relief. Is it ulcer pain not severe but constant hpylori neg nos?

Call your doctor. Your doctor knows your history. Some people respond better to one medication that to another. Sometimes people will take two medications, for example Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate which coats the stomach lining without being absorbed.Years ago the standard was to give a drug like zantac at bedtime accompanied by rather frequent daytime and nighttime doses of maalox alternating with mylanta. Dr will advise u. Read more...

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...

About stomach acid. My symtomps are hard to breath when I lift things, acid come up when my head down. I took malox, Nexium (esomeprazole) and prevacid. Not work.

GERD. You may have a hiatal hernia. It sounds like you are having mini-aspiration episodes (breathing in some of the stomach juices). That is very bad for you. You need to see an gastroenterologist and probably have them take a look at your esophagus and stomach with a endoscope. Sleep propped up on two or three pillows or tilt your bed up 8 inches. Read more...