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
gastroesophageal reflux disease 491 167
Acid reflux 418 127
gastritis 61 31
hiatal hernia 33 11
gastric ulcer 31 16
General health 19 1

Show all 74 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 11
Moderate 22
Mild 27
None 263

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 54 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esomeprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 89
20 mg daily 23
40 mg twice daily 11
80 mg daily 4
20 mg twice daily 3
20mg as needed 3
80 mg twice daily 2
20 mg every 6 weeks 1
1 tab(s) daily 1
20 mg weekly 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Esomeprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 62
Expense 57
Change in health plan coverage 48
Doctor's advice 41
Other 37
Course of treatment ended 30
Side effects too severe 18
Personal research 10
See all 244 patients who've stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 32
5 - 10 years 59
10 years or more 30

Stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 35
1 - 6 months 47
6 months - 1 year 35
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 56
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 13
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 246
Usually 48
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 38
Not at all hard to take 260
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 9
$50-99 23
$25-49 33
< $25 108
Not specified 140

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esomeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 38
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 11
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 6
Calcium Carbonate (Tums EX) 3

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Esomeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 29
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 11
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 9
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 8
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 5

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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37 patient evaluations for Esomeprazole

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

Aug 1, 2016 (Started Jan 19, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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

Apr 7, 2016 (Started May 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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