I take Nexium every day. Can I drink alcohol with this medication?
There shouldn't be any problem with you drinking alcohol while taking Nexium. However, in some people, alcohol can cause acid reflux symptoms to be worse. So while there isn't a drug interaction between Nexium and alcohol, it may cause you to have more symptoms. There's a great article here about just why this interaction occurs. Alcohol relaxes the LES muscle, while it also irritate the mucus layer, which can make acid reflux worse.
Here's an article that may be useful:
Help heal your gut naturally with these six diet changes
And don't forget that your pharmacist is a great person to call if you have questions about drug interactions.
Your pharmacist: an overlooked health professional
Dan, I've been taking Nexium for almost 3 years. I take 4 fish oil tablets a day (high triglycerides) along with my vitamins and I'm a beer drinking SOB (probably the reason my triglycerides are high)! No problems whatsoever. I'll have some wine occassionally, still no problems. I take the 40 mg capsules and have learned that I can take one every other day with no ill effects. Sure saves on the refills. If I go more than one day, the affects of my GERD will return. Hope this Helps.
hey thanks for the info, i just wanted to no something, since u say ur taking alot of different vitamins i just wanted to if its ok for me to drink like 2 or three beers while im taking omega 3-6-9 all in one suppliment, i started taking the vitamins 3 days ago , only 1 a day, i took one this mornig at like 11:30 am while i was eating i wanted to noe if its to drink some beers now, its 4"30 pm now, is it safe
hey steve i just wanted to noe, do u think its ok if i have acouple of beers while im taking omega 3-6-9 everyday, only 1 a day, i wanted to noe if its safe to drink alcohol after. i took omega this morning at 11:30 am and now its 4:40 pm do u think its safe to drink beer now
I hAVE ALSO THE SAME Q. LIKE DAN JUST TODAY MY DOCTOR PRESCRIBED NEXIUM 40MG 14 TABLET AND I WILL HAVE CONSISTENT PARTY TO TAKE BEER 6 HR AFTER THE MEDICIEN
I get really ill when I combine alcohol and nexium. I don't have any problem while drinking, but the next morning, I always throw up, regardless of how few drinks I've had or if it's liquor versus beer, and I can't eat anything without throwing that back up until about 15 hours later.
I started taking nexium 2 days ago... yesterday a had a few drinks (about 4 beers). I felt OK while I was drinking, but today I woke up and it was like I had 18 beers... e feel ill, and almost coudn't have lunch... I believe I'll skip the dose when I go for a drink and avoid alcohol for now on as long as the treatment goes...
Thats odd some of us are drinking while still taking Nexium. I asked my GP whether it was safe enough to do so as well but was recommended if i am going to drink on a certain day to not take the nexium for the alcohol counteracts the medication.
There is no listed warning about Nexium and alcohol but in most cases alcohol will magnify the effects of medications. I enjoy my red wine and it can exacerbate my symptoms that I need to take Nexium for - so, I will take my Nexium a few hours before dinner and have my red wine about an hour after dinner. That way food and time cushion the effects somewhat. I don't recommend fatty foods, though, because they can wreak havoc on your symptoms. I have not had any ill side effects from red wine if used much later.
With your vitamins, try taking them at another different time. I usually take mine in the morning with breakfast and have not experienced any problems. The only risk with vitamins is if they build up in your body from taking too many. Depending on what you take, they can be water soluble or fat soluble - the latter of which can build up in your body. Remember to drink enough water.
I have wine for a couple of hours but have to be sensible because of my condition, and when I take my 40mg before my meal at night as soon as I have finished eating I can hardly keep my eyes open and makes me so tired I am in bed at 5.45pm. I also have 'gaviscon' to stop vomiting which works, but still I have to go bed. geoff
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