What is Esomeprazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. It is used for treatment of gastrointestinal reflux disease; for duodenal and gastric ulcers; and for conditions associated with hypersecretion of gastric acid, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 526 189
Acid reflux 410 129
Gastritis 65 31
Gastric ulcer 33 17
Hiatal hernia 33 12
General health 18 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 13
Moderate 27
Mild 36
None 274

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Esomeprazole

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 6
Chronic diarrhea 4
Headaches 4
Abdominal bloating 3
Stomach pain 3
Acid reflux 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esomeprazole

Dosage Patients Percentage
40 mg daily 19
20 mg daily 8
20 mg twice daily 5
80 mg daily 3
80 mg twice daily 2
20mg as needed 2
1 tab(s) daily 1
20 mg weekly 1
30 mg daily 1
60 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Esomeprazole

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 68
Expense 59
Change in health plan coverage 53
Doctor's advice 48
Other 38
Course of treatment ended 31
Side effects too severe 25
Personal research 12
See all 272 patients who've stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 40
1 - 6 months 45
6 months - 1 year 35
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 65
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 271
Usually 49
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 23
A little hard to take 39
Not at all hard to take 282
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 10
$100-199 9
$50-99 27
$25-49 34
< $25 119
Not specified 151

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esomeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 48
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 16
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 14
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 8
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 4

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Esomeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 31
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 18
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 16
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 11
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 5

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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36 patient evaluations for Esomeprazole

Jun 12, 2018 (Started Sep 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2018 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cramps in legs)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: FOUnd red apple cider vinegar to be just as effective
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 12, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works fine, no problem
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 5, 2016 (Started Feb 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastric ulcer)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Heart doctor changed it because he put me on Plaxico after heart bypass surgery
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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