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How long before the side effects disappear?
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Hi, I've been taking Nexium for about a year having switched from Lansoprazole which seemed to have become less effective for my reflux issues. The side effects have gradually worsened over the last 6 months, beginning with bloating that worsened as the day went on but in the last 6 weeks constant headaches and loose stools and diarrhoea with nasty stomach cramps. I stopped taking the Nexium 2 days ago and I'm currently using Ranitidine while my Dr is arranging tests. The headaches are a little better but the gastric symptoms are unchanged, how long might it be before things get back to normal? Many thanks, Matt. ## Hello, Matt! How are you? I'm very sorry about what you've experienced. It may take about a month, or so, for the side effects to fully go away and for your ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
purple capsule upjohn 331
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Found a purple pill that is the color of next nexium but the imprint is upjohn331...anyone know what this could be? ## I think the imprint is wrong. Either someone has tampered with this, switching the capsule or it could be nexium but I wouldn't take chances. Throw it out! ## @Nay, Whereabouts did you get it from? Depending on a pill's origin, I feel that it's legitimacy could probably speak for itself (i.e. from India, the internet, a local pharmacy, a friend, etc). I've also seen the following drug manufacturer's names associated with other pills bearing an "upjohn" imprint: Greenstone LLC, Pfizer (Mexico), Pharmacia Corp. Perhaps through contacting them, they can determine if your pill fits the description of something they actually make (or used to make)...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
excessive gas
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I burp a lot and certain days have no appetite, I feel like there's a bubble on the inside is popping, and I feel weak and my stomach starts to pain, as if I need to go to the loo, but can't, I even have pain in my chest as well on my back, could this be excess gas, I was diagnosed with gastritis, I was on nexiam for 2 weeks but it hasn't helped. Could it be that the food has not digested properly, and it's siting in my colon that's causing the problem, I pass stools only once a day, and could I be constipated. Please help ## Hello, Kumarie! How are you? Those can all be symptoms of the gastritis that you've been diagnose with, as reported by the NIH. I suffer from it myself aid know that it can be quite miserable. It's a condition where the inside of your st...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Nexium side effects
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I just took my first Nexium pill before bed last night. This morning I have horrible diarrhea. I know diarrhea is a side effect. Does anyone else have experience with this? How long did it last? ## Hello, Naomi! How are you? Most side effects are transient and usually go away with time, as your body gets used to the medication, but it may take 3 or 4 weeks. I generally found it only to last a week, or so, for me, when I was taking it. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, stomach pain and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 months ago.
 
what is altosec 20 used for? reflux and stomach sensitivety
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I am from South-Africa and a breast cancer survivor. Was on Nexium tabs and it did not helped me all the time acid reflux and abdominal pain. I also got a sliding hiatal hernia. From 10/11/2014 on Altosec 20mg ..No more heart burn,no reflux sliding hiatal hernia is better. Side effects none!!! ## Hello, Princess! How are you? I'm very glad that this medication has helped you. Altosec is listed as containing the active ingredient Omeprazole, which is a proton pump inhibitor, it helps reduce the amount of acid produced by your stomach. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 9 months ago.
 
generic nexium
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Ordered nexium 40 from what I thought was a canadian pharmacy. Package finally came in. Inside is "medicine labeled "feksen" that says it is EQ to Esomeprazole which is nexium. The pill is orange in color with no markings. I have tried to email the company from which i purchased this from but they do not return my emails. Please advise if this really is the eq. to nexium. Medicine containers say it is from you. ## Hi Ann, Do the tablets have an imprint of some kind on them? I haven't been able to find any information whatsoever on "feksen", let alone being able to relate it to Esomeprazole. If the company hasn't even been returning your emails, I would also be wondering if those are real pills at all. ## no markings at all. weird to me that the sleeve that th...
Updated 10 months ago.
 
GERD and Globas sensation
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Hi, Thank you for the help. I am suffering with GERD since quite some time. Earlier days I used to have some heart burn and it would relieve from anti-acid tables and syrups. However, from past 2-3 years the acid reflux has become worse, with lot of choking sensation in throat, heaviness in throat, un-easiness in breathing and it gets worse when I go for bed, each time I need to cough and drink water to make my-self a bit comfortable. This sensation remains most of the day when I take some citric foods and in nights I can’t sleep. I tried elevating the front portion of bed and going for bed 2 hours after a meal, however, these artifacts were proved to be of not much help. I am on Neksium 40mg daily one before food and Gaviscon syrup after food only at night, this table relieves th...
Updated 11 months ago.
 
libertrim trimebutina simeticona
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libertrim trimebutina simeticona ## Libertrim Sii contains the active ingredients Simeticona 75mg + Trimebutina 200mg. This is commonly used to: Increase bowel motility and relieve symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain. It is not available in the US, so I can't find much other information on it. My research shows it is possibly manufactured in Mexico. Please post back if you have any other questions or concerns. ## My 81 year old mom takes Libertrim for Colitis. I tis manufactures in Mexico by Laboratorios A.F.- Carnot. She began to feel better with this medication after trying Nexium, melox and other gastrointestinal meds. I have to admit...we all respond differently to all the medication. ## I live part of the year in Aguascalientes, Mexico and my local doctor rec...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
nexium / methamphetamine
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Can the drug nexium make you test false positive for methamphetamine? ## Can nexium show hot for methamphetamine in a drug test?
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Can I Split Nexium 40 Capsules In Half
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My doctor changed my Nexium prescription from 40 mg to 20 mg. Can I separate the pills I have in half so I don't waste what I have? ## No, you can't safely split a capsule, because there is no way to ensure that you are evenly splitting the amount of the medication that is inside them. Learn more Nexium details here. Why did your doctor lower the dosage? Unless there was some reason for doing so, there is likely little harm in finishing up what you have of the higher one and then moving to the lower dosage, since this is just a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. ## I just tried Nexium 24 (20 mg pills), and it worked great at stopping my heartburn, which I get every day and sometimes multiple times/day, but, it gave me bad cramps and diar...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Omedex Plus 40 mg clear capsule with white pellets inside
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Has anyone tried the Omedex Plus 40 mg Esomeprazol as a substitute for Nexium. I bought some in Mexico but haven't tried it yet. It is a clear capsule with with pellets inside. The pellets look like the same thing as inside the Nexium capsules. Insurance quit paying for Nexium so looking for an alternative. Thanks ## Hi Mike, Have you considered looking into any "natural" alternatives to Nexium? A few to mention are suggested in the link below: livestrong.com/article/147832-natural-alternatives-to-nexium Additionally, you can adjust your diet to help improve any symptoms of GERD: -Avoid or reduce consumption of foods and beverages that contain caffeine, chocolate, garlic, onions, peppermint, spearmint, and alcohol. Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees increase acid sec...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
nexpro 40
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acid reflux ## i need to know the information abt the nexpro fast 40 tablets ## It is just another generic for Nexium, which contains Esomaprazole, used to treat ulcers and GERD. ## Is there any permanent solution of acidity as i am taking Nexpro 40 mg by last 2 years ## I am suffering from Gastric and consulted the doctor regard to the disease. They have conducted Endoscopy and to the extent of ERCP and recommended use tablet Nexpro 40 every day 30 minutes before the breakfast. I am using this tablet from 2007 November onwards. My gastric is under control with nexpor tablet. If I dont take the tablet, resulting buring sensation in the chest then I have to chew a tablet i.e. Gelusil MPS. I have discussed with our doctor regarding the side effects, he says that there in no side effects. ...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Off nexium and on a natural product that works
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Hi I've been taking nexium for 5 years for a hiatus hernia and my pharmacy Recommend a natural product call iberogast tastes like s#%t but this stuff works off nexium for good now.
Updated 1 year ago.
 
nexium40 mg and shelcal 500mg
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I am a 51 year old woman and have been suffering from reflux and have been taking nexium 40 for many years. My GP recently asked me to take calcium to improve bone health. Can you advise if there are any issues taking these together? ## Hello, Suzanne! How are you? I didn't find any interactions or problems listed, but you should always double check such information. The Shelcal is a calcium supplement, so it may cause some constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Nothing more. Thanks for your response. ## I was diagnosed 6 years ago with two stomach ulcers which were the non bacterial kind. My doc put me on Nexium and I became "addicted". I couldn't go 2 days without the pill even long after the ulcers had healed. My health deteriorated. I gained weight....
Updated 1 year ago.
 
green goddess liquid pain killer
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I suffer from chronic chest pains, and it feels like someone is crushing my heart, i get sharp pains, and it debilatates me. in the ER the have given me this green goddess and it worked wonders, hard to swallow after, but it killed the pain, well my ignorant Dr. refuses to subscribe it to me, she tends to think that the nexium will work one day. So i figure ill make my own green goddess, but all i know is that it contains lidocain,, maylox, or mylanta and something else. so if anyone could help me with my problem i would greatly appreciate it, i have dealt with this pain for 12 years, and im tired of it,. Thank you ## The name of this mixture varies from region to region, from what I can discover it contains Lidocaine, Mylanta and Donnatal. The Lidocaine is a mild, topical anesthetic. T...
Updated 2 years ago.
 
what is altosec 20 use for
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I have been taking Nexium for some time. It does not really work will Altosec be of more benefit to me ## Hello, Karl! How are you? They are both in the same drug class, so no, it might no the Altosec may not work better for you. What are you trying to treat? Having this information would make it easier to help you. ## Thanks for your mail. I am fine thanks The Nexium tablets I take are for reflux. If I dont take these tablets for a day or so I really suffer. Is there something that I can take that does not require a prescriltion.
Updated 2 years ago.
 
Nexium side effects?
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I have been given a prescription of Nexium for a gerd/reflux issue. However, since I've been taking it, it seems like my arthritis ( mainly in my hands ) has been hurting more and getting worse. Is arthritis inflammation or joint soreness a side effect of Nexium? ## Have you been taking any other vitamins or medications with the Nexium? Although joint pain is not specifically listed as a side-effect (headaches are possible though), I am wondering if there are any drug interactions going on here. You can also read more about this medication at: Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do... ## Re: Nexium side effects reply from Roy. I am not on any other medication, however, I do take Vitamin C ( 2000 mg ), and Vitamin D ( 1000 IU ) daily. ## I a...
Updated 2 years ago.
 
Nexpro
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Dear Sir, I have hyperacidity since 8 years,presently my age is 38years.For the last 8 years i have been taking pentodec,zentac,nexium ,Nexpro 20. I change the brand after every six months approx. Sir I take one of these tablets with half motilium m empty stomach in the morning since 8 years. Please advise if I can suffer any problem due to taking of these medicines for long time may be throughout my life.If I dont take this medicine I start suffering from heart burn feeling, passing of gas through mouth and uncomfortableness Awating your reply. Kind regards, Anand,Gurgaon ## Hi, Anand! How are you doing? The concern really is why it continues to happen, when you stop taking a medication. What types of foods do you eat? What do you drink regularly? Do you eat a lot of spicy foods, or a ...
Updated 2 years ago.
 
in need for discount help cost with nexium
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only nexium will work for him, he is on Medicare ## Hello, Fred! How are you? Nexium is actually manufactured by AstraZeneca and they have some excellent patient assistance programs, including some for those on Medicare with low-incomes and coverage problems. You can call them for more information at 1-800-292-6363, Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm Eastern. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 years ago.
 
Nexium capsules
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Please send me the capsule size of nexium 20mg and 40mg ## only nexium will work for him, he is on Medicare will this card still work for him
Updated 2 years ago.
 

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