Nexium vs Omeprazole

Nexium
(Rx)
Omeprazole
(OTC)
Nexium is a peptic ulcer medication.
Omeprazole is a peptic ulcer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for GERD
2.0
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for GERD
1.6
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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February 20, 2001
November 16, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
78,356 Discussions
61,277 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for GERD
#2 for Reflux
#3 for Heartburn
#4 for Ulcers
#5 for Stomach Pain
#6 for Gastritis
#7 for Burps
#8 for Bloating
#10 for Indigestion
Nexium is prescribed for GERD, Reflux and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Reflux
#2 for GERD
#3 for Heartburn
#4 for Ulcers
#5 for Gastritis
#6 for Indigestion
Omeprazole is approved for Reflux, GERD and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Nex
Weight Loss
6
Weight Gain
5
Dizziness
3
Lump in throat
3
Weakness
2
Palpitations
2
Anemia
1
Hoarseness
1
Migraines
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Ome
Weight Gain
6
Burning
6
Weight Loss
5
Dizziness
3
Weakness
2
Itching
2
Rash
2
Palpitations
2
Anemia
1
Lump in throat
1
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Nexium
Nex
Omeprazole
Ome
Weight Loss
Nex
Ome
6
5
Weight Gain
Nex
Ome
5
6
Dizziness
Nex
Ome
3
3
Lump in throat
Nex
Ome
3
1
Weakness
Nex
Ome
2
2
Palpitations
Nex
Ome
2
2
Anemia
Nex
Ome
1
1
Hoarseness
Nex
Ome
1
0
Migraines
Nex
Ome
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nex
Ome
1
0
Weight Gain
Ome
Nex
6
5
Burning
Ome
Nex
6
0
Weight Loss
Ome
Nex
5
6
Dizziness
Ome
Nex
3
3
Weakness
Ome
Nex
2
2
Itching
Ome
Nex
2
0
Rash
Ome
Nex
2
0
Palpitations
Ome
Nex
2
2
Anemia
Ome
Nex
1
1
Lump in throat
Ome
Nex
1
3
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Nexium during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Nexium and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Omeprazole and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Granules: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Capsule: 20 mg, 40 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Packet: 20 mg, 40 mg
Suspension: 2 mg/mL
Tablet: 20 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Esomeprazole Mag Trihydrate , Esomeprazole Sodium
Omeprazole, Omeprazole Magnesium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Nexium and Omeprazole: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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