Which is better aciphex or nexium

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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 I never took that medication but if it a PPI than it probably would list Polyps as a side effect. Check a Drug website. Just remember that Nexium lists polyps as a very slight chance,but as we see form all these comments it happens often. ALSO does this medication work better than Neium?? How so??
Avatar n tn Has anyone experienced any side effects on Nexium? I feel like it is making me more nasueas and queasy than Prevacid. I was taking 40 mg of Nexium daily and have just switched to 30 mg daily of Prevacid.
Avatar n tn Before I had my reflux surgery to correct my gerd, I took Nexium, Protonix and Aciphex. I didn't have any side effects with Nexium or Protonix, but the Aciphex caused horrific gas/bloat/nausea. Those drugs worked miracles for me! I do not like taking pills and also hesitate to take my anti-anxiety drugs when I experience panic. I understand your feelings, but taking those pills will be beneficial in the long run.
Avatar n tn It is safe to take Nexium forever. Nexium is the newest of the class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors. It is pretty much the same as Prilosec. Others include Prevacid, Protonix,Aciphex. This class of drugs has been shown to be safe when taken long term. People have taken these drugs for as long as 11 years without any longterm problems. Another option for you is Antireflux surgery or Laparoscopic Fundoplication.
Avatar m tn The problem with PPI's -- any PPI, whether Nexium, Aciphex, Prilosec, or Prevacid (which I'm currently on, 30mg/2xday for GERD) -- is that once you go off of it, the stomach goes into overdrive with creating acid. Unfortunately, the rule of thumb there is that it'll do that for about as long as you were taking it. (If you were taking it for a month, then it'll happen for a month after.
Avatar n tn I was on prevacid for 1 month with no effect and now Nexium for 3 weeks and I feel horrible all day and night. My diet is already very simple. Thanks to anyone that can help.
Avatar m tn sitting when it happens makes it last longer,better off standing or walking a little. sure would like to know what it is,,if you find anything out,,let ME know,id like to have an idea already too,,,like the rest of these people,,im still trying to diagnose myself,,,maby gerd?i do get reflux sometimes when im sleeping that wakes me up choking me!
Avatar n tn She has been in and out of hospitals in Iowa, Illinois, and even had a gastric Pacemaker placed in California, but the Lupron has had the best results for her (She has only been on it for 6 days, yet she is eating chicken sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, rice, cereals with milk, etc. Many things she could never eat. This is the first week and she is feeling better than she had for over a year.
Avatar f tn Is your pain right in the middle of your abdomen like where your ribs begin, or is it on one side or the other; upper or lower? Does a change in body position help or make it worse? Is the pain sharp, burning, dull or crampy? Does a bowel movement make any difference? Do you have any nausea or vomiting? That's the kind of information your doctor will need to know so he knows what direction to focus on. Please don't put off making an appointment.
Avatar n tn he said what's most important is to take Ribaviron with CALORIES. I know for our livers low fat is better, so should I pay attention to what the Roche nurse said about high fat meals when I take my Ribaviron? What do you guys think? Can you add anything to what I've heard? What do you do?
Avatar m tn After two weeks, my breathing was better, but not 100%, so I was changed to 20mg of Aciphex twice a day. This didn't go well, my stomach increasingly felt bloated and my bowel movements got weird. The stomach bloating became quite bad, so I went back to Omeperazole. The bloating went away fairly quickly, but just a day or two later things got worse. I went out to dinner and had a larger meal, which I would normally have no issues finishing.
365571 tn?1219601346 I basically live my life nauseated, vomitting, and in pain. Gastroparesis is usually associated with people who have diabeties, but mine is idiopathic (the theory is it MAY have been caused by my first pregnancy with my son). There is no cure for gp, just two options: feeding tubes or a gastric pacemaker (I've had both). Before I got the pacer I vomitted around 16-18 times a day, now on a good day...maybe 5-6 times a day (even when I'm not pregnant).
Avatar n tn I've tried so many remedies for heartburn (including Aciphex, Nexium, Zantac, Betaine HCL, baking soda, Pepto Bismol) that don't work. I'm curious if it isn't heartburn at all. Are there any other diseases/conditions that can cause extreme burning/gripping/tight sensations in that area? Thanks a lot in advance for any responses.
Avatar n tn Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex, Zantac, and Pepcid are all used to treat reflux. You can ask you doctor who will know best which one is least likely to cause you dizzyness.
Avatar m tn Also, I recently heard about Kapidex. Is this significantly better than the others out there (including the Nexium I am on) or should I stick with the Nexium?
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.
Avatar n tn Personally, I like Nexium. I think it is a better drug. I have a drug plan and I have to take Prilosec. I can't even get the trade name, I have to take the generic. I took Nexium for a few years and I do think it worked better for me. I don't know about water brash, sorry.
Avatar m tn Due to many factors (I needed to use crutches/canes/etc for hip issues I had previously) that pain developed and I hoped that the topical anti-inflammatories would be better than taking it in pill form which, from experience, I knew caused me problems. I started at a fairly low dose (OTC is about 1%, I was using 3%) and not seeing much in the way of results, I bumped it up to 10% thinking there'd be no issue.
Avatar f tn One of the major symptoms is difficulty swallowing or tighting in the esophogus. GERD is also a symptom, which can cause inflammation in the lungs. There are systemic types of scleroderma that also can make you very constipated, and cause bleeding in the stomach that make you anemic and cause extreme fatigue. There are several tests that can rule out this condition. A Rheumatologist will be familiar with this autoimmune disease. You never know.
Avatar m tn Been on prilosec, nexium aciphex, etc., ever since. My GP ordered an upper GI. All normal except MASSIVE GERD. He doubled my nexium to 2 a day. Also had a chest xray which was normal. He ordered abdominal blood work - all normal (gall bladder, liver, pancreas, etc) Still couldn't shake the intermittent nausea....Had an endoscopy - showed gerd, slight irritation of esophagus, small hiatal hernia and stomach blisters and nodules which were removed and benign.
Avatar n tn my insurance cover aciphex, I didnĀ“t know it was so good, i thought that nexium was the best drug in the market, the aciphex has control a bit this bitter taste in mouth but I still have the phlegm in the morning. so you think that even with the ppi -nexium or any other- the acid is not control 100% so if you lay flat it could still damage your esophagus?
436516 tn?1382388265 I have even worried about whether it is cancer or something absolutely horrible.... This is really doing a job on me physically and mentally.
183933 tn?1290220562 It has been over two months on the Nexium, and my problems are worse than ever. My stomach constantly hurts, whether I have eaten or not. It is now making noises all of the time, and has kind of a gnawing, buring feeling to it. I was just put on carafate yesterday. I have noticed no real changes. I am having another endoscopy done in a week. I don't know what to do. My quality of life has seriously diminished. I need help. Any ideas? OH, and I had an H Pylori test done which came up negetive.
Avatar m tn omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), esomeprazole (Nexium), and Zegarid, a rapid release form of omeprazole. What physician's often overlook and the package inserts on these drugs usually omits are several subtle, yet important side effects including joint, muscle and/or leg pains. The swelling and pain in my hands has greatly reduced since I quit taking Prilosec about a week ago. The muscle jerking, not so much.
809939 tn?1238436618 Very scary, especially since I have a history of PTSD, anxiety and depression (which is well controlled these days). Doc prescribed Nexium which my insurance denied. So I've been on Protonix for 2 weeks; have had a stomach ache and gas since the start, gradually developed insomnia which is just getting worse, and now I have pretty bad diarrhea. When I talked to my doctor today, he switched me to pepcid (prescription strength) and said that if this didn't work, I'd need surgery.
Avatar m tn Without any tests or pictures of what's going on in there, there's very little chance of recieving a persciption for the better medications ( I feel that the Nexium worked better than Prilosec, and that Aciphex worked better than both). the greasy, acidic, and overall bad for you foods must be cut out. these foods with irritate existing conditions and/or create new ones if it's GERD or gastritis. good luck, and i hope everything gets better for you soon.
Avatar m tn dyce--- Yesterday is gone and for gotten, we all have days like that. Every one is not the same with sides. I'm told it get's better with time. I feel really bad for iceboy and wish there was some thing we can do. Any info send it his way. Sparkie#2--- we are tx buddies, will be thinking of you Tuesday. About heartburn, I will try and find out. However, try calling your DR. and see what he has to say.
Avatar n tn I've heard alot about DCL and want to try some alternatives but of course, don't want to go thru the discomfort and pain I experienced before the Nexium. Nexium is helping, not 100% but my condition is much better - at least I'm sleeping through the night now. Any suggetions on how I should proceed to switch over to DCL. How long do you take DCL before you see improvement? Or, can I take both, DCL and Nexium and then try stopping the Nexium?