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
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 477 157
Acid reflux 414 124
Gastritis 60 29
Hiatal Hernia 31 9
Gastric Ulcer 28 14
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 11
Moderate 20
Mild 26
None 252

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 53 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esomeprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 81
20 mg daily 21
40 mg twice daily 12
80 mg daily 7
20 mg twice daily 3
80 mg twice daily 3
40mg as needed 3
20mg as needed 2
40 mg yearly 1
30 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Esomeprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 60
Expense 57
Change in health plan coverage 47
Doctor's advice 42
Other 36
Course of treatment ended 31
Side effects too severe 18
Personal research 9
See all 240 patients who’ve stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 51
10 years or more 23

Stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 33
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 26
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 13
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 235
Usually 47
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 38
Not at all hard to take 247
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 9
$50-99 23
$25-49 32
< $25 102
Not specified 133

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esomeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 34
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 11
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 5
Calcium Carbonate (Tums EX) 3

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Esomeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 28
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

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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: 3 stars
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: 1 star
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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