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Is omeprazole same as nexium?

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Is omeprazole the same as nexium.

Posted Sun, 20 Oct 2013 in Lupus
Answered by Dr. Parshant Aggarwal 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
almost similar

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.

Nexium is a brand name which contains salt esomeprazole. It is the S-enantiomer of omeprazole. It was developed to improve the efficacy but whether it really has better efficacy than omeprazole is controversial. Cost wise omeprazole is much more economical and there is no real advantage of using nexium over omeprazole for most of patients.

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Follow-up: Is omeprazole same as nexium? 9 hours later
Trouble is we wouldnt be able to get him on methotrexate until he sees a rhematologist which will take about ten months to see one. Could be a long ten months if he is hurting in different joint each day. a
Answered by Dr. Parshant Aggarwal 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
MTX should be started carefully

Detailed Answer:
Methotrexate is a medicine that can be taken only after advice and as per instructions of a qualified doctor. Also before starting this medicine an accurate diagnosis plus assesment of disease activity status has to be done. If the diagnosis has been made of an inflammatory arthritis requiring disease modifying treatment then possibly Methotrexate can be started by your GP also depending upon the region specific guidelines. Regards
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