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1. How long does AcipHex take to work? In general, proton pump inhibitors such as Aciphex , Nexium and Prevacid have a later onset of action than H2 blockers such as Zantac and Pepcid . Aciphex, however, has a more rapid onset of action of a few hours, which is comparable to that of the H2 blockers. Aciphex and all of the proton pump inhibitors are not meant to be taken on demand, or on an as-needed basis. The best medication for that still remains the antacids, such as Tums and Mylanta.
My 9 year-old has been diagnosed with GERD. Is it safe for him to be on Nexium?
Yes. Earlier this year, the FDA approved Nexium for short-term use in children ages 1-11 years for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease . Both the liquid and delayed-release pill forms were approved. As opposed to children ages 12-17, the approved dose for younger children is 10-20 mg a day, for eight weeks. Most common side effects were headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain. At this point, use of Nexium in children under the age is 1 is not recommended. You should check with your child's pediatrician to see if there are any contraindications to him starting the drug.
I am a 35 year old female who has been suffering from GERD symptoms the past few months. I tried taking Prilosec-OTC and more recently Nexium without relief. Any suggestions?
There are many reasons why the medications you have taken might not be controlling your symptoms. First of all, you must make sure that y...
Generic Name: ESOMEPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE SUSPENSION -
ORAL Pronounced: (ES-oh-MEP-ra-zole) Nexium Packet Oral Interactions
See also How to Use section.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or
increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all
possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including
prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your
doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any
medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug
St. John's wort
Some products need stomach acid so that the body can
absorb them properly. Esomeprazole decreases stomach acid, so it may change how
well these products work. Some affected products include amphetamines,
atazanavir, digoxin, iron supple...
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