January 24, 2014

Dexilant vs. Nexium

Filed under: acid reflux,medication,medicine — Tags: , , — robertprice @ 12:10 am

Nexium-vs-DexilantAcid reflux, also called GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease), can be a painful condition that allows acid to build up in your stomach causing a burning sensation in your chest or abdomen. The acid can also travel from the stomach into the esophagus causing a very painful burning sensation. The good news is there are drugs on the market that can successfully help you deal with this issue and diminish the pain associated with it.

Dexilant and Nexium are both common drugs used to treat this condition, but it may be difficult to determine which one is right for you. Below is some vital information about both drugs to help you compare them and find the right one for you.

How Dexilant and Nexium Work

Both Dexilant and Nexium are proton pump inhibitors. They both work much that same way, which is to reduce the amount of acid that is being produced in the stomach. With less acid production, it is less likely for the acid to travel up into the esophageal area, causing the burning sensation. The goal of treatment is to reduce the number of times acid reflux symptoms occur and to diminish the pain associated with the disease.

Dosage

These medications must be taken on a daily basis for a set period of time. Patients who use Nexium will take a dosage of between 20mg and 40mg per day. Each patient is likely to begin their regiment at 20mg or 30mg, but that can be increased as much as 50 percent or up to 40 mg if necessary. The patient will continue take this medication for at least four to eight weeks. On the other hand, patients who use Dexilant will be given a dosage of 30mg per day. These patients will continue to take this drug for a four-week period, at which point they will be reevaluated.

Side Effects

These two drugs also have a series of different side effects. Nexium’s side effects include dizziness, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, anxiety, confusion, diarrhea, headaches, seizures, coughing, and increased heart rate.
Dexilant’s side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, gas, stomach pain, cold symptoms, and upper respiratory tract infections.

Conclusion

Dexilant is the latest acid reflex drug to be approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), but initial studies have proven it to be as effective as Nexium. Dexilant is also less expensive, which may make is a better option for some.
Talk to your doctor about your option and work with your doctor to find the best treatment for you.

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February 1, 2010

5 Helpful Tips to Prevent Heartburn

Filed under: acid reflux,alli,GERD,heartburn,nexium,Uncategorized,weight loss — robertprice @ 3:47 pm

Heartburn can be very uncomfortable and very distressing for most people. I get it from time to time and at first I wasn’t sure what I could do to stop the heartburn from occurring. I began to get it frequently, to the point where I was thinking about seeing the doctor in case it was serious. Luckily I found some advice that gave me the ability to prevent my heartburn. I’d like to pass some of that advice on.

Be aware of what you eat – Certain foods can cause heartburn in people. Always be aware of what you eat. If you begin to notice a frequent occurrence of heartburn, take a log of everything you eat for a few days and note when you had signs of heartburn. Eliminate foods you think might be causing your heartburn until your symptoms improve. The internet can provide lists of foods that may cause heartburn.

Chew your food don’t inhale it – My father would always ask me and my sister if we ate our food or inhaled it, if we finished our food in a hurry. What I didn’t know at the time was that eating your food quickly can lead to heartburn. Make sure you take your time eating your meal, not only does it help prevent heartburn, but it also is a known weight loss tip.

Gravity – You have the power to make gravity work for or against you. By standing or sitting up, you use gravity to keep the stomach acid in your stomach. However, by lying down, especially after eating, you are more likely to experience heartburn.

Get rid of the spare tireLose weight. It may be a harsh realization, but if you know you’ve let yourself go a bit, try losing some weight. Many people that lose some weight experience instant relief.

Ask a doctor – If you’ve tried everything you can think of, go see your doctor. He or she may provide you with a new idea, or you may have acid reflux which may require you to take medications. Either way it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.