What is Esomeprazole?

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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
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 463 150
Acid reflux 409 122
Gastritis 59 33
Hiatal Hernia 31 12
Gastric Ulcer 27 13
General health 19 1

Show all 73 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 10
Moderate 18
Mild 25
None 244

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Esomeprazole

Side effect Patients
Nausea 5
Chronic Diarrhea 4
Headaches 3
Abdominal bloating 2
Acid reflux 2
Constipation 2

Show all 47 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esomeprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 76
20 mg daily 22
40 mg twice daily 16
80 mg daily 7
20 mg twice daily 3
40mg as needed 3
80 mg twice daily 2
20mg as needed 2
40 mg yearly 1
2 capsule(s) twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Esomeprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 57
Expense 56
Change in health plan coverage 45
Doctor's advice 40
Other 35
Course of treatment ended 29
Side effects too severe 16
Personal research 8
See all 230 patients who’ve stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 50
10 years or more 28

Stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 52
5 - 10 years 31
10 years or more 13
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 227
Usually 46
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 39
Not at all hard to take 235
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 9
$50-99 22
$25-49 35
< $25 96
Not specified 125

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esomeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 32
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 11
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 5
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 3

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Esomeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 26
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 11
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 7
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 5
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 3

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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37 patient evaluations for Esomeprazole

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sherriebaby20
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sherriebaby20
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F55y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:9y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See sherriebaby20's full Esomeprazole history

Aug 5, 2016 (Started Feb 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Gastric Ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (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
bearhug
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new ASD member
Data Quality: 1 star
48 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 0
  • Sociability: 12
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 2
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 27
  • ATEC score: 41
I have:
Asperger's

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Aug 1, 2016 (Started Jan 19, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ForgottenMST
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ForgottenMST
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
41 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
C-PTSD

See ForgottenMST's full Esomeprazole history

Apr 7, 2016 (Started May 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: yes I am aware 1 is brand 1 is generic this is the 1st med I was able to really tell a difference
Cost: < $25 monthly

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