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) 450 143
Acid reflux 407 122
Gastritis 58 32
Hiatal Hernia 31 12
Gastric Ulcer 25 10
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 10
Moderate 18
Mild 24
None 237

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Esomeprazole

Side effect Patients
Nausea 5
Diarrhea chronic 4
Headaches 3
Acid reflux 2
Insomnia 2
Osteoporosis 2

Show all 50 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Esomeprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 78
20 mg daily 18
40 mg twice daily 15
80 mg daily 7
20 mg twice daily 4
80 mg twice daily 2
20mg as needed 2
40mg as needed 2
40 mg yearly 1
1 tab(s) daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Esomeprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 57
Expense 54
Change in health plan coverage 43
Doctor's advice 38
Other 35
Course of treatment ended 29
Side effects too severe 15
Personal research 8
See all 224 patients who’ve stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 30
5 - 10 years 50
10 years or more 27

Stopped taking Esomeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 31
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 49
5 - 10 years 30
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 222
Usually 46
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 38
Not at all hard to take 229
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 9
$50-99 22
$25-49 35
< $25 91
Not specified 122

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Esomeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 30
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 11
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 5
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 2

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Esomeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 24
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 9
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 6
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 4
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 3

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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36 patient evaluations for Esomeprazole

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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

See bearhug's full Esomeprazole history

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

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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

  • 0 helpful marks
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Uncle Buck
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 75y
  • Organ: Heart/Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
  1. Heart : 10y Transplanted
  2. Kidney : 7y Transplanted
I have:
Heart Transplant

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Nov 1, 2015 (Started Jan 11, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (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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