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I have a chronic cough, over weight acid reflux, sleep apnea, I just started nexium, (esomeprazole) will that help cough? I am on a healthy eating program

Maybe . A 'cough' is the body's way of clearing something out of the tracheobronchial tree (the windpipe). It may be just mucous. If you have hyperacidity and irritation of the esophagus from it, you may be inhaling a small amount of mucous during episodes of sleep apnea...Causing you to cough. See about treatment for sleep apnea, as well. See your md about a sleep study. Read more...

Is renetidine more effective for acid reflux or Nexium (esomeprazole)? Which one has fewer side effects and how do they differ in terms of their action?

Nexium (esomeprazole) better. We'd generally consider the proton-pump inhibitors (Nexium) to be stronger than the histamine-blockers (Ranitidine), all things being equal. They also provide longer lasting benefit throughout the day when taken regularly, and can assist in healing of ulcers where the histamine-blockers do not. For really bad symptoms, though, you could combine them and take them together. Read more...

What effects of Prolisec or Nexium (esomeprazole) have on me if tried it for 14 days? Or should I try a natural remedy instead? (Acid reflux, heartburn, etc)

PPI's. Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) generally have no side effects when used for only 14 days. If your symptoms recur after a two-week trial, you should see your doctor for tests and/or a longer-term approach to your probable acid reflux. Anti-reflux measures can to help. Good luck. . Read more...

I've been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for approximately 5 years, for acid reflux, is there any consequence on taking this pill for so much tiime?

Some concerns: Long-term acid suppression may allow helicobacter to flourish. Recent studies suggest long-tern ppi use may increase risk of osteoporosis; so getting adequate dietary calcium 7 vitamin d3 & weight-bearing exercise are very important preventives. Ppi's may also predispose to clostridium difficile-related diarrhea. If one has difficult-to-control diarrhea, one should see doc 2 b checked. Read more...

What would be a typical treatment plan for taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg for acid reflux? How many days? After how many days does it do its effect?

Nexium (esomeprazole) Medium has a number of well-known side effects such as constipation and nausea and is not recommended for long term use. If effective, your symptoms should subside in 4-8 weeks: http://www.Purplepill.Com/acid-reflux-disease/acid-reflux-symptoms-causes.Aspx. Remember that diet adjustment and lifestyle changes are just as important as taking your Nexium (esomeprazole) in battling reflux disease. Read more...
You should get . A fairly fast response to discomfort but if changes have been seen by a doctor long term acid reduction will be necessary. An acid neutralizer like mylanta will work faster but not as long, take this too if u need faster relief. Good luck. Read more...

I have acid reflux for years now. I am taking Nexium (esomeprazole) which only works for my issues. Will my acid reflux ever stop?

Not sure... Chronic acid reflux (gerd) is very common. 50% of patients suffering from gerd can control symptoms well enough with diet to get off medications. The other 50% have to take them long term - perhaps lifelong. You are young and might want to consider anti-reflux surgery if you are a candidate. See your GI doctor. Good luck! Read more...

Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) a day. Is this normal?

Bile gastritis. The gallbladder stores bile and releases it during meals, after it is removed, the bile constantly drains into the intestine and if refluxes into the stomach, can cause bile gastritis. While acid suppression is helpful, you may still have symptoms. A trial of carafate (sucralfate) may be helpful as well as changing your diet to low acid foods and frequent meals. Surgery may be indicated if severe symptoms. Read more...

Hi, I have acid reflux. I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) from last 2 weeks. Last 1-2 days im feeling little bit pain in my right side of lower abdominal. Why?

Mastic Gum. Mastic gum, 1,000 mg per day for two weeks kills 99% of H. pylori, a frequent cause of gastritis and peptic and duodenal ulcers. Mastic is available on line or in a health food store. It's been used for hundreds of years to heal gastrointestinal diseases. Recently documented to heal gastric and duodenal ulcers. May not need Nexium (esomeprazole) any more. Read more...