Does Nexium heal stomach lining?
Effective at healing erosive esophagitis (a severe inflammation of the lining of the esophagus- the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach), and relieving symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (also known as heartburn).
Is Nexium safer than omeprazole?
Some studies indicate that the differences between omeprazole and esomeprazole may offer some advantages to people with certain conditions. An older study from 2002 found that esomeprazole provided more effective control of GERD than omeprazole at the same doses.
Why is omeprazole preferred over esomeprazole?
Interpatient variability was significantly less with esomeprazole than omeprazole. Esomeprazole was well tolerated. In conclusion, esomeprazole 40 mg provides more effective acid control than twice the standard dose of omeprazole.
Is it better to take Nexium in the morning or at night?
Instructions recommend taking Nexium before eating because the medication is absorbed much better if taken on an empty stomach. If you would prefer to take it in the evening before bed, just make sure that you haven’t eaten within an hour or two of taking the medication.
When should you take Nexium morning or night?
Nexium® 24HR should be administered before the first meal of the day after a prolonged fast, which for many is in the morning, followed by food ingestion. Nexium® 24HR is most effective when taken 30-60 minutes before a meal, preferably before breakfast.
What can I take instead of Nexium?
What can I take instead of esomeprazole (Nexium)? Other proton pump inhibitors include omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), and lansoprazole (Prevacid). You should discuss with your healthcare provider or pharmacist to decide which is right for you.
Is Nexium bad for your liver?
A widely-used medicine for heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux can cause serious liver damage, researchers at UC San Diego Medical Center have discovered. More than 30 million Americans take Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, or generic versions of those over-the-counter medications.
Is Nexium harmful to kidneys?
People who use Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid have a 20 to 50 percent higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease. These popular drugs were already linked to short-term kidney problems, but newer studies on Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid show a link between PPIs and chronic, long-term kidney disease.
Can you drink water after taking Nexium?
If you have problems swallowing capsules, you can open up esomeprazole capsules and empty the contents into a glass. Mix with some water and drink straight away. Fill the glass with water again, and drink that as well to make sure there’s no medicine left at the bottom of the glass.