Esomeprazole versus Omeprazole
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:06 AM
Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:21 AM
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:24 PM
I have the same problem. I wish that the patent would run out on Nexium so it would be ovdr-the-counter, like Prilosec is. I first was put on generic Prilosec, then regular Prilosec, then Aciphex, then Prevacid, then Protonix. Some gave me headaches. ALL of them gave me cramping and constipation (I have irritable bowel with constipation anyway, and this made it worse. Soon I had a rectal fissure, bleeding and hemorrhoids.) Then my doctor put me on Nexium, and I had no side effects at all. I'm on medicare, and my RX plan (with MEDCO as the online meds service) will let me have Nexium for just one year, and that's because my doctor went to bat for me. I don't know what I'll do when the year is up. I'm so frustrated by this! There definitely is a difference between these medications, and people tolerate them differently. My son takes Prilosec with no problems. But he doesn't have irritable bowel problems either.