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Taking Omeprazole for LDR. Can I switch to Esmoprazole after completing dosage for Omeprazole?

Hi - I am being treated for LDR. Having been on 2 x 20mg Omeprazole for about 1 week, my doctor has upped by dosage but prescribed Esomeprazole 40mg to be taken at night. Can I take the 40mg Omeprazole in the morning and the 40mg Esomeprasole at night or should I take 40mg AM and PM of Omeprazole until completed and then switch to the same for Esmoprasole. Thanks, Doris
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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You can switch over to esomeprazole which is a newer potent and long acting proton pump inhibitor. because of it being longer acting you have to take it once daily as prescribed ( before food). dont continue omeprazole along with it. both the medicines are of the same group.
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