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 500 177
Acid reflux 421 132
Gastritis 62 34
Hiatal hernia 35 12
Gastric ulcer 32 17
General health 19 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 24
Mild 29
None 272

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Esomeprazole

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

Show all 56 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esomeprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 85
20 mg daily 25
40 mg twice daily 12
80 mg daily 4
20 mg twice daily 2
20mg as needed 2
1 tab(s) daily 1
20 mg weekly 1
15 mg daily 1
80 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Esomeprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 65
Expense 57
Change in health plan coverage 50
Doctor's advice 46
Other 39
Course of treatment ended 32
Side effects too severe 22
Personal research 12
See all 260 patients who've stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 32
5 - 10 years 52
10 years or more 34

Stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 36
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 36
1 - 2 years 27
2 - 5 years 62
5 - 10 years 38
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 259
Usually 49
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 38
Not at all hard to take 273
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 9
$50-99 24
$25-49 33
< $25 112
Not specified 149

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esomeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 42
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 11
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 6
Calcium Carbonate (Tums EX) 3

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Esomeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 31
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 12
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 11
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 6

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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36 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

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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