What is the difference between prilosec and omeprazole

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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 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 Actually there are studies showing zero interraction between Prilosec and Plavix also so it is very difficult to see what this is. Thank you though and please keep me posted.
Avatar f tn After a complete Thyroidectomy, what happens to the elevated thytoid anti-bodies now that the thyroid is gone? Do they start attacking and distroying something else? I asked my surgeon, he said, "I done know, that is a really good question".
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 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.
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 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 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.
Avatar f tn The only symptoms they might have in common are neuropathic pain, usually in the legs and feet, and vision issues. If blood sugar is controlled the vision problems usually improve a lot, but not overnight. In any case, it should be easy for you to find out if you are really diabetic. Your primary doctor can settle this once and for all, so I advise you to lose no time with this. It's extremely important to your health.
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 We have had 2 swallow studies (came back good) and a scope done which showed everyting is good on the inside. He is still not wanting his bottle. We give him 7.5 mg of Prevacid twice a day which seem to help but it isn't enough... The only thing we can get him to do is eat his formula in his Rice cereal or oatmeal so you many wanna give that a try so your little one is not losing weight.
Avatar n tn Yes, the drugs are the same. Prevacid is lansoprazole and Prilosec is omeprazole. The drugs have different brand names in Japan, so I was using the names of what the drugs contain.
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 m tn In a statement Thursday, the FDA said it is taking steps to revoke Menaflex's approval, although it also plans to meet with the company to discuss what data would be needed to prove the device is actually safe and effective. An FDA spokesman said the agency has revoked device approvals before, although the step is rare. ReGen, based in Hackensack, N.J.
Avatar m tn Is it possible the Prilosec (omeprazole) could be causing these issues? I have been taking 20 mg once a day for the last 9 days now in the mornings before I eat breakfast. I have a BM once a day, typically in the early morning and it is loosely formed. It does not float, but slowly sinks to the bottom. When I flush, it clouds the water because it is clearly not entirely formed. Again, sorry for too much info, but details help sometimes.
Avatar n tn hey wally, nexium, from my practice, is a far better agent than both AcipHex or Prevacid -- as it is a derivitive of Prilosec. From the studies that i've read -- it's a cleaner, longer acting version of Prilosec -- so more patients receive symptom relief faster and better with Nexium than with all others. if you'd like more comparitive data, i'd check out the american college of gastroenterology website for all of the data on the different medications.
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 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 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 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.
Avatar n tn (2) Are the side effects the same, and (3) What's the difference between the two. Thanks for your time.
535089 tn?1400677119 Substances Causing False Positives According to a report by the Los Angeles Times New Service, a study of 161 prescription and over the counter medications showed that 65 of them produced false positive results in the most widely administered urine test.
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 I know what it is and my supposedly low chance of cancer is. My question is how scared should I be? What the heck is Pre-Barrett's and does that always turn into Barrett's? I have permanently changed my eating habits and I seldom drank any alcohol anyway but should I be so concerned that I NEVER drink alcohol or have a "good" meal again? Thanks.
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.
Avatar n tn Advir is a pretty good medication, however the albuterol works very quickly and the difference in the time to open up the alveoli is significant. There is no reason not to have both available.
1661778 tn?1307053502 Congratulations!! Glad u got to a GI dr and a dx and testing...it is the best way to go to figure it out and get on the road to feeling better.