Nexium vs omeprazole

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Hi, Nexium contains esomerazole (isomer of omeprazole). Prilosec contains omeprazole. Though the basic ingredient is the same, they have different properties and studies have shown that esomeprazole works better than omeprazole.. ================================================================ The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem. - Ratnakar Kini M.D.
Esomeprazole (Nexium) is slightly different than omeprazole (Prilosec). But your body could react the same way. You could try a small amount and see. There are some combo otc drugs by Rolaids and others that have an antacid and famotidine (acid reducer). Those probably don't work as well.
This means that Nexium will cost him $3/month, the same as omeprazole. So Prilosec would not have the cost advantage. 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.
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.
I had been having acid reflux for a few weeks, and last week I woke up after rolling over on my stomach during the night with acid burning my esophagus. A doctor perscribed me Nexium, but since my insurance wouldn't cover it, I started taking over the counter Omeprazole instead. The very next day I woke up with stomach pain and cramps at around the same time I had the acid reflux the previous night.
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 still get reflux and take the omeprazole at most twice a week. I supplement with TUMS and now avoid foods that trigger acid reflux like tomatoes and wine for me (even ketchup! which I love). 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 'm also taking meloxcam 15mil(2-3months) , nexium 40mil and replevia. Take Care everyone!!! Thanks for what ever input you have for me. Gentle Hugs!
I went to the GI doc, they did an upper endoscopic test, I had inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) and a polyp (benign), so the doc started me on Nexium twice a day. They also did a gastric emptying test, in which they said I had borderline gastroparesis, so they gave me Reglan. I have been doing those two meds for six months now, along with everything else that I can do to ease the symtoms. And it doesn't look like things are getting any better, possibly worse.
) I also have reflux. I take Rx Omeprazole (sp?). It's cheaper to buy the generic Rx for me than to buy it OTC. $5/30 vs. $14/30. No brainer. Do many of you also have Celiac Disease? I found out I had this about 3 yrs. ago. Im also diabetic and have an insulin pump, so Im not quite as limited on food choices as I'd be without it, but eating is quite a challenge and gets pretty expensive. Just curious as to how many of you also have any of these too. I've been diabetic since age 13 and am now 45.
g. NEXIUM, ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, RAZO etc) that you are used to for suppressing Acid. It is proven that these drugs although help suppress acids but as a side effect enhance dysmotility or slow stomach emptying making sure that you never get cured. You must also stop all Pro kinetic / motility class of drugs (e.g. REGLAN, Domperidone, Erythromycin) as these have many side effects and are mostly ineffective in long run.
g. NEXIUM, ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, RAZO etc) that you are used to for suppressing Acid. It is proven that these drugs although help suppress acids but as a side effect enhance dysmotility or slow stomach emptying making sure that you never get cured. You must also stop all Pro kinetic / motility class of drugs (e.g. REGLAN, Domperidone, Erythromycin) as these have many side effects and are mostly ineffective in long run.
Keep an eye on what upsets you or look up on line about food combining and check PH foods vs acidic foods. Do some walking or light excercising and do not eat atleast 4-5 hours before bed. If your hungry have only a light protein snack. This even now is still a work in progress for me but I feel a lot better. I am trying to figure out whether getting this has caused what I suspect to be a succeptible area or pocket somewhere that may or may not heal with time?
org/mental/panic_disorder_anxiety_attack_symptom_treatment.htm I have just started taking Nexium for the GERD and Celexa for the anxiety side, don't know if they'll work. Best wishes to all.
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