Reflux Advice Please
Posted 19 October 2007 - 11:39 PM
My reflux has been pretty bad the last couple of nights, I have been prescribed 40mg pellets which I think are slow released.
Anyway I took 80mg last night and another 80mg tonight in one hit, so I hope it does the trick and I am ok.
Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:20 AM
You should not double the dosage of your medication unless your doctor advises you to do so. It may interact negatively with other drugs you are taking and can have an impact on your kidneys and liver. Please read this Medline Plus article on esomeprazole (Nexium). If the prescribed dosage is not doing the trick, you may need to be looking at other solutions. Take the pill on an empty stomach. Avoid acid or acid producing foods and use otc antacids to deal with the acid you ingest.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:23 AM
I'm not sure what the maximum is. I can take 120 mg to 160mg. per day. Plus I can take Reglan to help push the food through the stomach and reduce the acid. As it sounds like your problem is at night, you might want to try elevating your head and not eating after 6-7PM. Also don't drink anything as I was finding that even a glass of water was aggrevating the situation. Also, I find that taking something like a couple of "Tums" at bedtime works better than the Nexium as the Nexium does give me diahrea if I take too much of it. Good luck. Gidget
Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:17 AM
Give you doctor a call hon.
Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:10 PM
I have taken up to 80mg of Nexium. I have found Aciphex to be lot more effective than Nexium. My insurance company dragged their feet to approve it, but my GI specialist insisted for it as that was only drug helped me.
Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:08 PM
Hope this helps.
Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:00 PM
I take 80mg of prilisec a day, 40 mg in the am and 40 in the PM. This is how my GI told me to take it. Hope that this helps.
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:14 PM
Posted 21 October 2007 - 07:36 PM
Tums is an over-the-counter, chewable antacid. I sometimes chew one in addition to my daily Prilosec or Nexium.
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:54 AM
Yes, I also take Tums on the rare occasions I need to, usually at night... then I get more instant relief.