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 517 183
Acid reflux 426 131
Gastritis 64 28
Hiatal hernia 34 12
Gastric ulcer 33 18
General health 18 1

Show all 61 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 12
Moderate 26
Mild 33
None 270

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Esomeprazole

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

Show all 56 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esomeprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 73
20 mg daily 24
40 mg twice daily 16
20 mg twice daily 5
80 mg daily 5
20 mg weekly 2
80 mg twice daily 2
20mg as needed 2
1 tab(s) daily 1
10 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Esomeprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 67
Expense 58
Change in health plan coverage 52
Doctor's advice 47
Other 38
Course of treatment ended 33
Side effects too severe 25
Personal research 13
See all 270 patients who've stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 30
5 - 10 years 48
10 years or more 37

Stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 40
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 35
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 65
5 - 10 years 40
10 years or more 13
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 262
Usually 49
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 40
Not at all hard to take 274
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 9
$50-99 25
$25-49 33
< $25 114
Not specified 150

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esomeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 47
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 16
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 13
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 7
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 4

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Esomeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 31
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 15
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 15
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 6

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 gastric ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • 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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