Can I take esomeprazole with ranitidine?

No advantage. Esomeprazole works best if taken before a meal (preferably breakfast) and ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime. No advantage in taking both at the same time.

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Can I take 150mg ranitidine this evening if I took 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) this morning? My heartburn is still here.

Yes, but: If a patient is having persistent heartburn despite being on Nexium (esomeprazole) daily he/she should find out why it is such a problem, and may need to see a Gastroenterologist for an Endoscopy, especially if the following suggestions don't help: -No smoking -Avoid food or drink after dinner -Reduce alcohol -Sleep with a wedge elevating your back and head -Eat a bunch of small meals instead of 2-3 large ones. Read more...

Diagnosed with LPR in Jan. On Nexium, (esomeprazole) Ranitidine & low acid diet but still get flareups of mucus. Anything else to take for symptoms? Mucinex or other?

Elevation of the bed. With LPR you will benefit by raising head of bed so acid doesn't come up to throat. Check diet diary to see if a food sensitivity / allergy is present. Are you snoring? Snoring adds to reflux significantly. Check out exercises for snoring at www.grossaninstitute.com Take probiotic. My patients add papain / bromelain to digestion (no scientific proof of this but in theory it reduces inflammation. Read more...

Have GERD Is ranitidine better than Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid to help take away burning stuck feeling in throat.

There is no one best. medication for GERD. the best med will be the one that you & your doc find helps you the best, with the fewest side effects. ranitidine is an H2 blocker, as is pepcid; while nexium (esomeprazole) is a "PPI" or proton pump inhibitor. it seems unlikely, that if a PPI + an H2 blocker is not fully effective now, that an H2 blocker alone (ranitidine) would be effective. review ur sxs w/ ur MD to find the best tx 4 u! Read more...
Treat or prevent. Ranitidine and pepcid are good for acute heartburn symptoms. They act quickly for a relative short period and can be taken multiple times a day as needed. Nexium (esomeprazole) is indicated for chronic GERD, it helps decrease acid and allows damage to heal, but it takes time to have its effect and it is recommended that you use it daily for at least 4 weeks. Read more...
It Depends. Ranitidine (Zantac) and Pepcid are called H2 blockers and work quick to treat GERD.You take them when you need them or on a fixed schedule for a while.Nexium (esomeprazole) is a PPI and takes a day or 2 to work and is continued for some time to tx the underlying condition.With BP meds and thyroid probs esp Mag & Ca issues are a concern with PPI's.Not sure from your ? if on both Nexium (esomeprazole)/Pepcid, if Y need more w/u. Read more...

Could ranitidine and Nexium (esomeprazole) be taken at at the same time?

Yes. Yes they can, but usually we recommend patients to take them separately, ie one in the morning and one in the evening for best results. Read more...

What is the logic here? I'm supposed to be on esomeprazole for a bleeding stomach ulcer but I can't afford it so I'm on omeprazole (free from hospital) but it doesn't work as well as ranitidine (otc)

People are different. Esomeprazole is anecdotally more effective than omeprazole, but the medications are essentially the same. Studies show Omeprazole is more effective than ranitidine in reducing stomach acid, so it is most commonly prescribed for ulcers, but everyone is different, so you may get more personal relief from the ranitidine. Read more...
Not unusual. Esomeprazole and Omeprazole are both proton pump inhibitors, and 6 week course is usually needed to treat a benign gastric ulcer. It is not unusual for one to tolerate or feel better on one vs the other, but both should be effective generally. Ranitidine falls into the category of an h2blocker which is an older med for this, but doses to treat would be 150mg twice daily for 8 wks. F/u w GI doc. Read more...
Medication. There is no 'logic'. There is the reality. Stop the drug that does not work and start the drug that does. Just inform your physician that you have changed course. Read more...