Esomeprazole is a drug that belongs to a group called proton pump inhibitors. It is used to reduce stomach acid in conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

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Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely, this is a product of reflux. But for confirmation, can you send a picture of the throat's back with an open mouth? Do you have diabetes or blood pressure? Are there any thyroid issues? Do you smoke or drink? Is there any difficulty in swallowing or pai...  Read Full »

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Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to What sort of pain is it? Is it present only while swallowing? Is it getting relieved when you do anything? Do you smoke? Is there any change in voice? Do you feel anything stuck down the throat? In your pictures, I cannot find any active infection. It was unnecess...  Read Full »

Will long term use of Esomeprazole for acid reflux cause any potential side effect?

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Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I appreciate you explaining your symptoms very well and the details about it, which help us discuss the management issues very clearly. Your concern is very valid in terms of the long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI). As you already had an endoscopy, w...  Read Full »

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Dr. Mashfika N Alam

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to In addition to a less spicy, fiber-rich diet, you need to take a course of tablet Esomeprazole 20 mg twice daily half an hour before meals for one month. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent. If sy...  Read Full »

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Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

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What medication should I take to relieve acid reflux and burning sensation in stomach?

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Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should switch to capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg once daily, half an hour before breakfast. If that does not settle your problem increase the dose to 40 mg twice daily before meals. Let me know about your symptoms in a week's time, because that is the time required...  Read Full »

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Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you have symptoms secondary to acid in the stomach. It is possible that you might have something in your food four days back which has caused this. I suggest you some treatment for now but want that you should provide the following information. Becaus...  Read Full »

My constant sore throat is not helped with any medicines. Why?

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Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture you have shown does not suggest any pathology (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Those are the blood vessels of the epiglottis and does not indicate any infection or abnormality. Coming to the issue, yes, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux dise...  Read Full »

What should I take to reduce my acid reflux problem?

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Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you to take once a day pill for controlling your acid reflux. Capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg half an hour before meals. You can take it in the morning time before breakfast or before dinner if you have predominant night symptoms. This acid suppressant will cont...  Read Full »

Will switching to Esomeprazole help in symptoms caused due to Omeprazole?

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Dr. Lalit Bansal

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will definitely help you with your problem. Burping after eating is a very common problem. It is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. I will suggest you some precautions to prevent it. Eat less quantity of food every time than before. You may eat five to six ...  Read Full »

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