Difference between nexium and omeprazole

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Definitively and in "laymen's terms", what is the difference between Nexium and Prilosec(omeprazole). And, which is more effective in controlling acid reflux and stomach acid leading to duodenal ulcers, and repairing espohageal and duodenal damage caused by these two conditions?
(2) Are the side effects the same, and (3) What's the difference between the two. Thanks for your time.
There is no data that suggests a significant difference between Protonix and Nexium. Nexium is an appropriate appoach to Barrett's esophagus. Prilosec and Nexium are also very similar. Prilosec has a cost advantage of having a generic equivalent. These questions can be addressed with your personal physician or GI physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
(btw - I did not mean to conflate Nexium and Omeprazole -- I have taken them both with similar results. I started with Nexium; now I've moved to a generic Omeprazole. I see little difference.
I have read a lot about the interaction between Plavix and PPI’s but he thinks only Omeprazole have more effect on Plavix, not Pantoprazole. Please, let me know what your opinion is and have you heard about any interaction between those two? I don’t need an additional heart attack.
The active components in Nexium are esomprazole magnesium and in Prilosec are Omeprazole Magnesium. Also, Nexium comes in 20 mg and 40 mg capsules and Prilosec is sold over the counter in 20 mg tablets. My GI switched me to Nexium because Aciphex gave me terrible side effects and Protonix made my water brash symptoms ever worse. I have tried Prilosec in the past and it didn't have much of an effect for me. I'm just wondering what else I can do to alleviate my water brash symptoms.
Both of those drugs cause me severe side effects..quite scarry actually. Is Protonix and Nexium the same thing? Are Protonix and Nexium considered H2 Inhibitiors instead of PPI's? I see that I can purchase nexium at Wal-Mart and Wal-greens at a reasonable price. Thanks in advance for any help or direction.
I was so annoyed when he said there is no proven connection between allergies and dizziness. He's now ordered an MRI and additional balance tests and has started talking about ruling out tumors, etc. Thanks for sharing your stories. It always surprises me how many non-allergist MD's don't understand how allergies can affect the body.
I'd do a little more research before totally discounting all of the allopathic medical sciences. There is a difference between simple heartburn and acid reflux disease (or GERD). I'd check out the Am. College of Gastroenterology website for a lot of info on the different disease states.
and he did some series of physical test like checking my eardrum,closing my right ear with his hand and saying some word,just to make sure that my left ear is ok,and at last pressing two spots between my neck and shoulder and he asked me if i felt some pains which i acknowledged and that is the main cause of this motorised noise that denied my sleep for one night.the doc.
It's been a few months since I stopped the meds and I've experienced a lot of neck and shoulder pain. I've been seeking treatment with massage and chiropractic care. The pain is not subsiding at all. The chiropractor said that I don't have an injury, but fascia...itis in neck and shoulder. The only meds I'm on now are protonix for reflux, and clonodine for hot flashes, and wellbutrin.
Between four and five hours later the bowel empties - foul smelling and watery (diarrhoea) Stage 5: Faintness and cold sweats or temperature also happen just after or before bowel movement. These symptoms usually start in the afternoon and lasts throughout the night. The symptoms usually disappear quickly the following day after a good sleep.
Write it down- document when you feel the pain, what you have been doing lately, and what foods you have eaten. You might find a correlation between you symptoms and what you are doing. (Usually you don't feel the symptoms until awhile after you have been stressed, at least that's how it is for me, it's like your body builds it up until it can't take it any longer.) 5. If your symptoms don't go away or get worse, go to a doctor.
Then with the rumbling it caused a pain up under my left breast and dead center between my breasts, or where my stomach starts, lower esphagus.. It was awful. Still after all these weeks I am still getting the rumbling after anything I eat.. And it causes pain. I am nausea in the morning, low appetite, and when I get hungry I am so afraid to eat because of this happening... right now all is quiet, little nausea, but the minute I eat it will start. Went to the ER 3x in the past 3 months.
I definitely notice a difference when I eat certain foods and have completely cut out wheat, dairy, caffeine, citrus but these symptoms never seem to go away. I had my gallbladder removed about 9 yrs ago because the doctor I was seeing at the time said that was my problem but I've always regretted that surgery because it didn't help. I've also seen a heart specialist who said my heart is normal so my next step is to see the gastro specialist.
I am now on Norpace XR and I may face the same issue with my medigap policy as far as the difference in cost between XR and regular. I think the regular tablet can be taken 3 times a day, and the XR 2 times per day. I, also, will discuss this with my cardio when I see him in a couple of weeks. Do you actually get to SEE your doctor when you have a problem?
So I am wondering, how do I tell the difference if this is heart related or GERD? If I took an antacid and it goes away, does that mean it's GERD? If it does not go away after an antacid, does that mean I could possibly have a blocked artery? I am scheduled for a nuclear stress test, holter and echo next week to find out the reason for my palps, rapid heart beat and dizzy spells. I had a normal echo 2 years ago and also wore a holter which just showed PVC's.
- The one and most practiced which is also a faulty line of treatment is generic program that included PPI class of drugs (e.g. NEXIUM, ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, RAZO etc)/Motility class of drugs (e.g. REGLAN, Domperidone, Erythromycin) along with antacids to manage the issue. Please know that PPI class of drugs is used for SUPPRESSING ACID While PRO KINETIC Drugs are used to push the digested food through stomach (Motility) for EVERY MEAL you take.
It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it. The spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after.
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other approaches are antacides that neutralise the acid, drugs that reduce the volume of acid being produced (eg omeprazole). wathcing your diet. cut out coffee and alcohol. there's a lot you can do to make things better. i had similar chilking at night episodes - jolted awake not breathing with incredible headache presumably from oxygen starvation, massive amounts of adrenhalin and redicuous pulse rate. It was simply terrifying and I got afraid of sleeping too. It was horrible.
After the food is served sprinkle Black salt or Rock salt on food and see difference for yourself in your digestion. When you eat a meal that is overly acidic, your body must neutralize the acid and regulate the alkalinity of the blood. Your body neutralizes acids with organic sodium from its alkaline reserves. Hence we shall increase Sodium reserves by eating healthy salts (at least 1 spoon daily). These salts contain many minerals that are very alkaline.
After the food is served sprinkle Black salt or Rock salt on food and see difference for yourself in your digestion. When you eat a meal that is overly acidic, your body must neutralize the acid and regulate the alkalinity of the blood. Your body neutralizes acids with organic sodium from its alkaline reserves. Hence we shall increase Sodium reserves by eating healthy salts (at least 1 spoon daily). These salts contain many minerals that are very alkaline.
I had a lot of issues with abdominal pain a while back (that was a whole different saga, hahaha), and I'm on Nexium and Omeprazole (generic prilosec—don't ask why both; insurance issue) 3x a day now. Plus round-the-clock Ondansetron (generic Zofran) for the nausea/vomiting. Stomach issues are not at all uncommon in dysautonomia. In fact, I think that's one of our more common conversations around here.
Acidifying foods are bad if not balanced by good foods and exercise and cause acid re-flux.
Eat a moderate sized meal with a protein and a fat, and keep you carb intake between 15 and 30 grams during the meal. NO SUGAR. Drink Water, not soda or coffee. If you don't get phlegm after that balanced meal with reduced carbs to lower insulin response.. Congrats, you have your cure. You are also probably insulin resistant, have excess belly fat, and fall asleep after high carb meals and suffer from acid reflux. It all goes together.
Hi I was diagnosed with moderately severe erosive esophagitis and chronic mild gastritis a month ago via endoscopy and biopsy. I have been on 40 mg omeprazole QAM for 4 and a half weeks and 300 mg ranitidine Qhs. I have no relief of my symptoms. Esophagus feels as something is stuck in it much of the time with sharp pains and burning in chest, arms and back much of the day as well. It doesn't matter if my stomach is empty or I have eaten.
My mother used to suffer severely with GERD and LPR. Within weeks of stopping nexium and starting betaine HCI with pepsin supplements (to increase stomach acid) and digestive enzymes supplements (to improve digestion) both conditions went away. Hypothyroidism is one of the many causes of low stomach acid just to add. Stomach acid is needed for nutrient absorption to killing off bacteria, fungi and parasites.
Just be aware that it may take a while for the selenium and/or magnesium to make a difference and they don't work for everyone. Hope this helps.............
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