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.

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Nexium (esomeprazole) bid + Zantac bid = still have reflux. No spicy food, seems like eating anything, or taking pills triggers. What could that be?

Recalcitrant reflux. It sounds like you are having recalcitrant reflux, which means that you are still symptomatic in the face of maximal (and appropriate) medical therapy. The the thing to do is see your GI and undergo extensive testing- endoscopy, esophagus studies, ph studies. It is not normal to have such persistent reflux and can be dangerous to your tissues. Read more...
Nissen fundoplicatio. Perhaps you need to discuss surgical options with your doctor. If bod therapy is not working, then a surgical correction of your reflux may be indicated. The medication is strong and such work. The surgical option is minimally invasive and has durable results for decades. Read more...

My 3 month old takes 10mg of Nexium (esomeprazole) and zantac. How far apart do they need to be spaced out from each other?

One in am, one in pm. Generally when taking both these medications, the use is "off label" meaning there's no real protocol. They don't affect the function of each other, but synergistically work to help with acid reduction. Generally I have people take the Nexium (esomeprazole) in the am, at some point (early?) and the zantac in the mid pm (5-6 pm perhaps?). It doesn't have to be that exact. Read more...

My 1 month old has laryngomalacia. He is currently on nexium (esomeprazole). Which is better for him. Nexium (esomeprazole) or zantac? And why?

Mgt. Laryngomalacia often resolves without intervention. If he is having episodes of distress, poor growth, or other respiratory signs, a pulmonary virtual consult may be useful to you and your pediatrician.
His medications are for the treatment of GERD, and how he responds will help to guide the therapy and dosing. Read more...
Laryngomalacia. This is a condition that usually resolves with time. The antireflux meds are useful to reduce any swelling that may occur due to reflux. The proton pump inhibitors are the best meds to use for this process. (Prilosec or nexium) are equally effective as long as they are given one hour before breakfast and supper. I prefer 2 time a day therapy. Zantac is good for night break thru reflux. Read more...

Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 daily aint working, I think I may have esophagitis, but can see doc till Jan 6, could I add Zantac to the mix? When should I take it?

Tough to say. HealthTap is for providing answers to certain questions and informing patients regarding medical care,etc. Without examining you, we can not really give you medical advice on treatments. What I would recommend is calling the Dr, see if you can take nexium (esomeprazole) twice a day, AVOID all trigger foods, and get an earlier appt. It seems crazy you need to wait until Jan. for an appt! Best wishes. Read more...