I Take Nexium 40gm Once Daily Can I Have Any Alcohol( Beer, Wine) Or Any Vitamins( Fish Oil)

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Asked by Dan Myers

I Take Nexium 40gm Once Daily Can I Have Any Alcohol( Beer, Wine) Or Any Vitamins( Fish Oil)

I take Nexium every day. Can I drink alcohol with this medication?

Answer

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:

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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