What is the difference between omeprazole and nexium

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Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn (2) Are the side effects the same, and (3) What's the difference between the two. Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn Im feeling like the food is still stuck somewhere between my breast bone and stomach, im burping wit an acidy after affect. And my chest feels horrible, tight some what pressure which scares me. I havnt taken the prescribtion my doctor told me to take it when it feels like a bad case of heartburn and today is one of those days i been like this for a few months now never before in my life tho. I finally took one today i doubt it will work instantly?
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 n tn Besides the cost, is their truly a difference between Nexim and Prilosec. 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.
Avatar m tn That's a difficult one, be sure of one thing though and don't let any doctor try and convince you otherwise, there is definately an underlying problem and it needs to be found, you have good days and bad days, so you know the difference between feeling well and unwell and the doctor should appreciate this fact. The nausea could be linked to delayed gastric emtptying and poor digestion, but the question is what is causing that to happen.
Avatar n tn Mostly hot liquid in the back of my throat and the urge to burp. I just have no idea what is going on with my body. Sprite helps because it makes me burp but why am i having this in the first place? The other bad thing is that stress and worriying make me feel sicker. I don't think it's in my head but it could have an effect on how i feel.
Avatar n tn Do you think it is from the meds and not the GERD. Dizziness is a side effect of Zegerid which is what I'm taking. This PPIs have a whole lot of side effects. Pretty scary, almost would rather get surgury than be on this medication forever. There is that feeling in my throat like something is stuck in there and the indegestion. You would think the meds would help that feeling. I have trouble breathing as well and pressure in my breastbone area. Yuck.
Avatar m tn and this condition allows food to back flow up into the esophagus, after years of suffering from this condition, damage is done to the esophageal sphincter and it weakens and the condition gets noticeably worse, the doctors prescribe acid blockers purely to stop the stomach acids damaging and burning the esophagus, but what actually is happening is the condition is getting worse, "gastric emptying" is getting worse allowing more back flow,but we feel a bit better because it is not hur
709686 tn?1277435759 What is the difference between the two? I understand that both will help reduce stomach acid but are there name brand H2I's I can purchase over the counter and if so...what are the names? I have a script for Protonix and it works wonderfully but the script is very expensive so I've been taking OTC Zegerid and Prilosec whis is actually Omeprazole. Both of those drugs cause me severe side effects..quite scarry actually. Is Protonix and Nexium the same thing?
Avatar n tn I read in one of the posts about LPR and decided to look it up. This is exactly what I have and will see an ENT about it, I have all those symptoms. The link to reading the article is heartburn.about.com/od/gastrictractdisorders/a/whatis_LPR.htm - 26k - I don't have much indigestion or heartburn, but you don't have to, this article explains it perfectly and suggests what to do, who to see and what they will do to diagnose you.
436516 tn?1382388265 I go back to see her Friday and we'll see what the next try is.. After reading from all of you, I doubt anything will "fix" me. Its making me depressed as I can't work, can't sleep, keep my husband up all night, my 10 month old is now "fake coughing" to mock me (his first mock is a fake cough...gee wonderful...). I have to make sure I have Pepsi or Coke at all times to "cure" the cough. It doesnt totally take it out, but it tones down how hard I cough.
Avatar n tn I spoke with them a few times and they felt that my sinuses needed to be taken care of and the meds for anxiety- well, I quit them and felt a bit better. Then I was off to ENT. My first thought was- what the heck is going on- I have this bad sinus infection , on meds for that for 20 days- it never goes away- was told to take celexa- (which I took at the same time as the anti-biotic)- and then started having attacks, tingling in my fingers and toes, and then I am being sent to a pyschologists?
Avatar n tn The simple fact is you must have stomach acid and enzymes to digest food. Nexium and all the other meds are simply another way for the drug companies to make money. Acid reflux or heartburn as it used to be called can be helped with digestive enzymes and a good probiotic. Your colon must also be moving at least once a day if not more. I suffer from benign pvc's as well and experience the exact same stomach lurches. I was told this is an adrenaline rush(fight or flight response.
Avatar m tn How wonderful for you too!! What I can report after almost a week is that the swelling and pain I had in both my hands is 90% better. Yes 90% better!!! I thought my CTS had returned although no surgeon or physician could explain the swelling. It doesn't seem to be responsible for any of the other pains I have but to be rid of one nagging condition is wonderful! It also doesn't seem to make much difference in my muscle twitching....
Avatar n tn ) I turned to her book once more and this is what I've discovered... The spleen is the energy battery of the body. It is responsible for digesting nutrients along with the stomach, recycling old red blood cells into iron for the blood, and keeping bad bacteria out of the system that can cause colds, flu, etc. My spleen is exhausted. After an extremely stressful year (and hasn't everyone with these symptoms cried "Stress!"), I am tired and sick.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn About 4 weeks ago, I started on Celexa (anti-anxiety) and Nexium (acid reflux med), as my doctor thinks it is a combination of GERD and anxiety attack. What is interesting to me is that last night's and tonight's episodes, the blood pressure dropped a bit, then the fiery tingling started in my chest, but then the episode stopped. I laid down a few minutes, then I was fine (compared to the previous times that I spent several days in bed after an episode).
Avatar f tn I notice most of us have received that. From what I understand, the seretonin issue is the biggest one, and that men and women react and need different levels, even in treatment. To the gal that is taking extascy, may I say that one of the combinations that can cause anxiety is the combination you listed. Can't take those kinds of drugs and not expect problems. Meds are probably needed, and finding the right one is a journey in itself.
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1516249 tn?1423465385 The one way to deal with is to control acid secretion and that is what these PPI/H2 blockers (Razo, Nexium etc) do and then there are these ANTACIDS who help neutralize the acids in stomach but here you cannot control as to how much of acids will be Neutralized !. Acids are usually released when digesting protein or when there is undigested food in stomach.
1516249 tn?1423465385 Understand this and you will be saved), but what amazes me is that as patients instead of blaming the drugs and doctors, you come out with this “OH, WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT AND THAT IS WHY SOME DRUGS work for SOME and some do not and that is why our so called Gastroenterologist's are finding it difficult to manage this issue for us ". Do not several forms of tooth pastes work for all of us?!
1516249 tn?1423465385 The one way to deal with is to control acid secretion and that is what these PPI/H2 blockers (Razo, Nexium etc) do and then there are these ANTACIDS who help neutralize the acids in stomach but here you cannot control as to how much of acids will be Neutralized !. Acids are usually released when digesting protein or when there is undigested food in stomach.
Avatar n tn Do you have pain everyday cause I live in fear of eating anything for fear of the pain starting. My DR. says the pain up under the left breast is where the colon bends and gas and stool sometimes gets trapped and will cause pain.. or spasms.. but the pain in the upper stomach or esphagus scares me, and then my anxiety goes crazy and I think the worse!!!
Avatar n tn Very horrible thing to wake up to. GERD is basically caused by the barrier between your stomach and esophagus, the esophageal sphincter, not operating properly, and an abnormality in your level of stomach acid. This allows the contents of your stomach (including the acid) to work their way up your esophagus, where they can cause a lot of damage and some of the symptoms you've described. The usual treatment for GERD is either a change in diet, or a medication called a proton pump inhibitor.
612551 tn?1450025775 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?
Avatar n tn if you have any of these symptoms, take 81 mgs of aspirin (if you are not allergic to it, or if there aren't any contraindications, or reaction to other medications taken), even if you call the ambulance or are on your way to the hospital, for it could be the difference between life or death, in taking it, or not taking it. "Some people have a heart attack without having ANY SYMPTOMS (A Silent Myocardial Infarction)...silent MI can occur to anyone, but its more common with diabetics".