Aciphex vs prilosec

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Avatar_f_tn I think it really depends on the person. I've tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span>, Nexium and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aciphex</span>, all for extensive periods of time. My # 1 all-time fave is Nexium, and aciphex is also very effective. prilosec doesn't seem to work as well. Just my experience.
Avatar_n_tn I think in England they wouldn't allow Nexium to be sold/patented because it was so similar to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> = Omeprazole <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span> Nexium = Esomeprazole, just go with Omeprazole and pay the generic copay.
Avatar_n_tn As an additional fyi, there are quite a few studies showing Nexium's superiority within acid control and the healing of erosive esophagitis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span>. Protonix, Prevacid, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aciphex</span> (see Miner, Castell, Lauritsen, Lind).. in fact, Protonix proves to be the LEAST effective in these arenas. Nexium is not only an appropriate choice for someone with Barret's, but the BEST choice and the least expensive option for the patient above.
Avatar_n_tn I do not have severe acid reflux however, as I suspected I do have abnormal levels of acid in my throat. I have tried Pevacid, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> and Protonix and none of those helped. If this doesn't help, I am told there probably is nothing that can be done. That leads me to this...what is the success rate of Nexium vs the others and will it interfere with any natural supplements that I am already taking? I was also told that it is possible that i do have a floating hiatal hernia.
Avatar_n_tn Lastly, for maxium absorption, don't take antacids within 2 hours of the ribavirin. PPI's like Nexium, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aciphex</span> are OK to take with the riba, as are OTC H-2 pumps like Zantac and Pepcid AC. Pepsid Complete, on the other hand, contains an antacid, so it should also be spaced away from the riba. Same with Gaviscon -- space it away from the riba.
Avatar_f_tn I have had acid reflux for about 3 years. I have taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aciphex</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> and now Nexium because it works the best. 6 months ago, my GI doctor told me that I have intestinal metaplasia stage 2-3(Pre- Barrett's) My insurance company will not approve of the presciption because the tests showed no evidence of Barrett's Esophagus. I get samples from my doctor every 4 weeks. In the Spring, I will go for another endsocopy of my esophagus. I don't know what constitutes approval for nexium, do you?
Avatar_m_tn Nasal congestion and post nasal drip are improved also. There are always trade offs with medications - relief <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span>. side effects. But I think we all have to be better educated consumers since no physician can know everything about the pharmacopia of drugs that are prescribed. I sure with they would listen to us better when we have complaints!
Avatar_n_tn I need some info on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> 20mg was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aciphex</span> 20mg but it was giving me real bad headaches and photosensitivity. So im back on prilosec until i get scoped.With the prilosec i get palpitations and like anxiety. are these normal?
Avatar_f_tn doctor found a narrowed esophagus (which he stretched), and evidence of acid reflux. I was given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aciphex</span>, which completely eliminated all digestive symptoms. I have suffered from migraines for nearly 20 years. I saw a rheumatologist about 10 years ago for muscle/joint pain. He put me on Celebrex, which I have taken (with great success) for a decade. I also suffer from depression, for which I take Wellbutrin XL, again, with great success.
Avatar_n_tn feeling all the time in the left side of my chest, like something is ripped, it's very annoying and hard to ignore, I think about it all day, always clutching my chest and taking deep breaths to see if my lungs are still working! I feel like I'm crazy. I'm taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> now, but it's not doing anything to help the chest pain. What medicine are you on that is helping you with yours? Thanks!!