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Nexium - Weight Gain
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I am taking nexium daily. I have found it necessary due to my rheumatoid arthritis drugs causing terrible acid reflux. It works for its purpose well, however I have found it has put about 30 to 40 pounds of weight on me since the start of the daily routine. If anyone else has suffered this fate i would hope you would comment under this thread. I feel the weight gain is much more common than the "rare" connotation that is associated in side effect listings.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
how should I take Nexium 40 mg?
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I have chronic acid reflux, GERD, etc. I currently have esophagus erosion and my doctor prescribed Nexium 40 mg for 2 weeks. I have 20 mg tablets. My question is should I take the 40 mg (2 tablets) at one time or one in the morning and one in the evening? which way is most effective? ## Generally, unless instructed otherwise, one should be taken in the morning, just before your meal, and one in the evening just before a meal. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, and flatulence. However, it never hurts to double check with your doctor to be sure. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
pink oval tablet with a e i
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I have a pink oval pill. On the front it says AEI and on the back it says 40mg. Can you please tell me what it is? ## Hi Lolly, A pink oblong pill with "A/EI" on one side and "40mg" on the other is reportedly a non-US version of Nexium - possibly Canadian, but I've yet to confirm that. From what I could gather, it appears to be a delayed-release tablet and contains 40mgs of the active ingredient Esomeprazole. Nexium (Esomeprazole) is used to treat symptoms of GERD, acid reflux, peptic ulcers and more... I hope this helps!
Updated 2 months ago.
 
nexpro side effects
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side effects of nexpro ## Nexpro is sold in the U.S. under the brand name Nexium, it contains the active ingredient Esomaprazole, this is a proton pump inhibitor that helps reduce the amount of acid that your stomach produces. Common side effects can include: nausea, gas, diarrhea and headache. You can read more about the medication here: Do you have any questions? ## I am using Nexpro20 for the past four months ; stomach appears to be floated ; more gas and frequent urination , less sleepn
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Pantocid vs Nexmezol
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Good day, I have been taking Nexmezol for years, but it has become very expensive. My doctor has advised a change to Pantocid which is cheaper in South Africa. Which one is the better product and is there another type of generic available? ## Good question....I used to take Nexium and switched to its genetic Nexmezol but its almost as expensive....just ridiculous to pay so much for the generic. What is as effective but one doesnt have to go into overdraft to afford it?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
pink oval pill letters a e h 20mg
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Found in my car, not sure who it belonged too? What is it for? My friends have been in the car & I have young grandkids. The tablet is peach colored and oval with the letters A E H on one side & 20mg on the other. ## This is listed as being a 20mg Nexium gastroresistant tablet, it is used to help treat or prevent conditions such as heartburn, gastritis, GERD, and ulcers. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 months 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.
 
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.
 
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 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years ago.
 

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