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 509 178
Acid reflux 428 135
Gastritis 62 33
Hiatal hernia 35 12
Gastric ulcer 33 17
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
Severe 12
Moderate 26
Mild 30
None 271

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 58 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esomeprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 87
20 mg daily 33
40 mg twice daily 11
80 mg daily 6
20 mg twice daily 4
20mg as needed 3
40mg as needed 2
1 tab(s) daily 1
20 mg weekly 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 66
Expense 57
Change in health plan coverage 52
Doctor's advice 46
Other 39
Course of treatment ended 33
Side effects too severe 24
Personal research 12
See all 266 patients who've stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 54
10 years or more 38

Stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 40
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 35
1 - 2 years 27
2 - 5 years 64
5 - 10 years 40
10 years or more 13
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 259
Usually 50
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 39
Not at all hard to take 274
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 9
$50-99 24
$25-49 32
< $25 113
Not specified 151

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esomeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 44
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 13
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 12
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 6
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 4

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Esomeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 32
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 14
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 13
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 6

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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35 patient evaluations for Esomeprazole

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

Nov 1, 2015 (Started Jan 11, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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