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  • Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    October 13, 2008
    Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    October 13, 2008

    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

     

    • Steve
      October 15, 2009
      Steve
      October 15, 2009

      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.

       

      Steve

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    • geoff
      April 22, 2010
      geoff
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    • sladan
      April 15, 2011
      sladan
      April 15, 2011

      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

       

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    • sladan
      April 15, 2011
      sladan
      April 15, 2011

      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

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    • ABEBE BIRBIRSA FROM
      November 28, 2012
      ABEBE BIRBIRSA FROM
      November 28, 2012

      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

       

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    • ABEBE BIRBIRSA FROM
      November 28, 2012
      ABEBE BIRBIRSA FROM
      November 28, 2012

      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

       

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