Aciphex vs prilosec

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I think it really depends on the person. I've tried Prilosec, Nexium and Aciphex, 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.
I think in England they wouldn't allow Nexium to be sold/patented because it was so similar to Prilosec. Prilosec = Omeprazole vs Nexium = Esomeprazole, just go with Omeprazole and pay the generic copay.
As an additional fyi, there are quite a few studies showing Nexium's superiority within acid control and the healing of erosive esophagitis vs. Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex (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.
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, Prilosec 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.
Lastly, for maxium absorption, don't take antacids within 2 hours of the ribavirin. PPI's like Nexium, Prilosec and Aciphex 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.
I have had acid reflux for about 3 years. I have taken Aciphex, Prilosec 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?
Nasal congestion and post nasal drip are improved also. There are always trade offs with medications - relief vs. 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!
I need some info on prilosec 20mg was taking aciphex 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?
doctor found a narrowed esophagus (which he stretched), and evidence of acid reflux. I was given Aciphex, 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.
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 Prilosec now, but it's not doing anything to help the chest pain. What medicine are you on that is helping you with yours? Thanks!!
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