Is nexium and omeprazole the same

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Avatar m tn Do Omeprazole and Nexium affect bones in same way? Do they both have same effect on Calcium / Vit. D?
Avatar n tn 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.
974371 tn?1424656729 Of course, the day after my appt, the nausea went away so I never tried it. Well, the nausea is back again and I am a bit concerned about taking this med. I am not good at taking prescription meds as I've had problems in the past. I was on and off Nexium for some time but the last time I took it, for 4 or 5 mos straight, I had side effects of bad muscle pain. I know this drug is in the same class. Was wondering if anyone has used the Omeprazole DR and, if so, any problems/side effects?
709686 tn?1277435759 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.
Avatar n tn As for the lump in your throat, that is the Upper Esophageal Sphincter closing up to prevent acid reaching your pharynx and larynx. I have the same symptom and basically it is a GERD variation called LPR - Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.
Avatar m tn I of course can take some Tums etc for that, but I thought the purpose of the Omeprazole was to help prevent this. Is this just a case of the meds work better for some people than for others, or do I need to see the doc and try a diff med or am I still possibly just eating the "wrong" foods? Any ideas whatsoever are welcome.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was also diagnosed with the same thing and my Dr gave me Kapidex which is similar to Nexium. After 2 days on the pill, I starting having side effects of diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting for almost 3 days. They then switched me to Protonix which I am glad to say is working very well. So like CalGal said, it works differently with different people. Your daughter just needs to find one that works best for her. Good Luck!
Avatar n tn (1) Is the above true? (2) Are the side effects the same, and (3) What's the difference between the two. Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn I think big pharma just cares about hooking people for life on them and the profits they get. I'm about at that point feeling the same about the whole US. medical system. I've been struggling with multi issues a few months now and although we get huge bills, I've not found an MD that really gives a whit about you as a patient. They get kickbacks from pharma companies to sell their meds. It's very frustrating.
Avatar m tn 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. I haven't really had that again since then, but I've been having gas, bloating, and chest pain. I had similar symptoms previously when taking Omeprazole.
Avatar n tn I know a lot of us who have anxiety also get diagnosed with Acid Reflux and end up on some type of omeprazole. Since these drugs lower the acid content of the stomach I wonder if this could be the cuase of my slow down.
Avatar n tn Dr Google is a scare mongering old so and so and Boots' WebMD is just the same. I suggest you don't put in the symptoms you get into either of those if you are of a nervous disposition. (Life insurance paid up - lol) Boots do sell Omep over the counter but its ridiculously expensive for relatively few if you are ever out and not taken your pill.
Avatar m tn The max depending if you qualify and the amount is limited to $7,000 total if available at the time you apply (it is now) NOTE again this is only my guess and personal opinion .
Avatar n tn Problem is I feel worse again on this lower dose. I do not feel as bad as I did before nexium, but the discomfort is obvious and annoying. The doctor told me to take 20mg nexium for one week and then use the remaining weeks worth to take whenever I need to. So, it seems Ive come to the end of my course of nexium 20mg and I do not feel very good. Personally, Id rather stay on 40mg nexium as I felt really good then. But Im sure thats probably not a good idea to be on them longterm.
Avatar n tn Then I was ok. About 1 week later the same thing except this time the bowel movement was diarrhea and the diarrhea lasted a few hours. I have had four episodes in 3 weeks. I went to the doctor today and said the first thing he wants to do is get a stool sample to test for parasites and bacteria. So we'll see. But reading what's been posted I'm going to monitor my diet and see what happens. These episodes are scary and make me panicky which may be making it worse for me...I don't know!!!!
Avatar n tn This is an early indicator of b-12 deficiency (this type of deficiency is called pernicious anemia) and the test is for the tissues, an early marker before finally showing up in the blood. Anyone taking Prilosec (and some other acid-reducers) are at a high risk for PA due to the stomach's intrinsec factor (cells in the stomach's lining & acid production) being damaged/inhibited. Studies have shown b-12 deficiencies in those taking Prilosec, etc., as early as 2 mos.
Avatar m tn GERD can cause chest pain now Iam not a doc but this is some info i found, Long-term GERD can lead to Barrett's esophagus, a condition in which the color and composition of the cells lining the lower esophagus change because of repeated exposure to stomach acid. Barrett's esophagus is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. But i wouldnt jump to assume thats it, maybe a CT or a MRI could show better results for something less serious.
Avatar n tn I started taking magnesium along with my protonix Omeprazole. It would be the same combination as Nexium. Nexium really slowed down my pvc's considerably and well noted. However they are very expensive and the VA does not carry them. So I started taking one every night and the omeprazole in the morning. If I miss the magnesium I will see an increase in pvc's. Will magnesium cure it? Do not know but been taking them for several months now. Also get off of caffiene, sugars and soda.
Avatar n tn Anyway, I occasional get chest pain when I forget to take the Nexium and eat acidic or fatty fried foods, but they are quick pains that come and go quickly. Sometimes they may last more than a few seconds. However, I mostly get the burning reflux associated with the reflux disease. The other day, I had just eaten some yogurt on an empty stomach and soon after got this sharp pain in the chest area. I usually don't get it that constant or painful.
Avatar n tn I stopped the Nexium around six weeks post treatment. I'm now 19 weeks post treatment and the reflux is 90% gone. The only thing I take is an occasional Pepsid Complete if I really eat bad like last night -- lots of ice cream, some chips, and a ham and chesse sandwhich a little too close to bedtime. I also have a rx for Zegerid (a faster acting version of Losec/Prilosec) if I need it, but I've only taken it a couple of times.
221122 tn?1323014865 I could not do the stress echo because I could barely stand, I also had a holter and this brings me to your question about PPI's. I was on Protonix and had the same problem. If you read the package insert on all the PPI's they have Cardiac side effects. If you ask your MD they say no way. All I know is you are correct in what you are feeling from the Prevacid, protonix and prilosec. Sorry for the long answer. I am just really stressed out.
Avatar f tn Get your doctor to prescribe an anti-fungal to kill the candida.
1210142 tn?1266080631 I do know a person who had taken Nexium for 13+ years now and he is feeling good with no side effects.
Avatar m tn Turn on your shower as hot as is comfortable and jump in. The heat and the steam will loosen the mucus in your nose and nasal cavity. After a minute or so in the shower, press your right nostril closed with your right index finger, and very, very, very gently and slowly blow out the open left nostril, into your hands. Rinse the hands off, then close the left nostril with your left finger and blow out the open right nostril. Wash off your hands with soap.
Avatar f tn Her GP put her on a stronger than OTC Prilosec which seemed to help for about 2 weeks and then back to same symptoms. The Gastro. Dr. also tried 40 MH Omeprazole DR. and after that didn't seemed to help took her off that. We saw an episode of Mystery Diagnosis that featured a woman with the same problems, nausea and diarreah for over 12 years. She finally went to a female Dr. she had seen featured on another episode of Mystery Diagnosis.
804145 tn?1244095841 Has anyone been on omperazole tablets and had a perfect baby. I wonder if omperazole is the same as nexium. If it is i could go back to nexium and maybe get pregnant. I guess i will have to ask her but i feel so silly and she will still not want me to not have anymore. I am so sad and confussed and upset and mad.
974371 tn?1424656729 You are right about not being sure which one may be the cause but he still does not want me on them. I do use the Omeprazole and Zofran and I have a Mylanta simethicone liquid an ER doc prescribed. He wants me to try the Xifaxan again. Now have to see a Pulmonologist for the blood in sputum I just got up and am sick to my stomach and spitting up sputum. See an ENT dic today. I am wondering if that tooth infection caused all this.
170935 tn?1225374676 hey i just came from my cardio dr i have been having same thing your sis has the air in stomack, and yes lots lots pvc i wore a h-montor and it said i had over 36,000 thatys a lot to me but not much to her, she said the air is from the vagas nerve i think how you spell t and when you get up set with the pvc its get up set and gives you the belching of air, i have felt bad for a few days now not really hungry and just feel full all the time it comes with the pvc so hope shes doing better .
698496 tn?1228116108 PPI'S (Proton pump inhibitors) are fine to take before or during tx. I am on tx and taking nexium, prevacid is also a good one. prilosec otc is also fine to take. I took it before starting tx and my viral load had never been lower. Not that prilosec made a difference but it sure did not make it go up.