Esomeprazole

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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Please suggest treatment for acidity and the feeling of something stuck in the chest.

Query: Hi doctor, For the last month, I feel that something gets stuck in my throat, and I have to keep clearing it. I also get heavy chest pain on the left side during the period.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it seems you have gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Your acid symptoms can be defined by the presence of GERD. You should start capsule Esomeprazole 40 half an hour before meals. You can increase the dose to twice daily, half an hour before meals, if symptoms do...  Read Full »

What can cause extreme pain in the upper right abdominal area on breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, My boyfriend is having pain in his right upper abdominal area while breathing. This is the third time and it started around 7 pm in the night and so he went to the hospital yesterday. They told me that they are unable to find anything on X-ray or blood work. He waked up in the morning an...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the abdominal area can occur due to gall bladder stones and bile duct stones, ulcers in the stomach, and pancreatitis. You can take capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg half an hour before meals. He can take Tramadol 100 mg for pain. If it is not available, he can take ca...  Read Full »

Can stomach ulcers result in chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B positive 18 months ago. My consultant told me that my condition is inactive and need no medication. Some months back, I was feeling hurt in my chest. I was later diagnosed with an ulcer. For some weeks now, I have been having pain around my chest, especia...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed with inactive hepatitis B. For that, I will request you to send me all your laboratory work so that a decision about the treatment can be taken. You are now having central chest pain, which looks like to due to an esophageal ulcer called esoph...  Read Full »

Why does anything I eat make my stool watery and upsets my stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,My stool is watery for the past three months. Eating food tends to upset my system. I have stomach pain while having bowel movements. I consulted a doctor and she suggested me to do a stool test. According to the reports, I had a worm infection and I was given medications to have relief. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please mention your current body weight. Please mention whether you have lost any weight in the last six months. Please mention your working time. Please mention whether you have any changes in your mood recently. Please mention in detail ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for epigastric pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having pain in my epigastric region for three months. But today it was very high. I am taking an antacid tablet and syrup. I feel better after taking it for a short period of time and after that, I started to have the same pain. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your history, you seem to have pain secondary to hypersecretion of acid. There are many other reasons to have upper abdominal pain. Do blood and stool test before taking medicines. For now, you can take capsule Esmoprazole 40 mg befor...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with IBS many years back. How to get rid of its symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male, who weighs 210 lbs, and I am 5.11 feet tall. I have been having severe digestive and related symptoms for quite some time. I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but I would like a second opinion. My symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they are fine except some neutrophilia, which is indicative of some inflammation or infection somewhere. Overall, it is fine. Do you have any fever or burning while urination? There is a...  Read Full »

Why do I get a strange feeling in my throat when I try to cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a weird sensation in my throat. It feels like a pill is stuck, but I can eat and drink fine. The sensation is not there when I eat or drink. I try to cough to clear the sensation, but it does not work. I have had a steroid shot and antibiotic. I did not see a difference. Some d...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the reason for my constant throat pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I always have pain in my throat. Doctors suggested different types of antibiotics Augmentin 625, Ceftum 500, and Cefix 200. But not much improvement. In my last visit doctor diagnosed me with chronic pharyngitis. It can be due to allergy or acid reflux. No need for antibiotics, and it i...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for a second opinion. At the end of last year, I started experiencing strong acid reflux symptoms with atypical symptoms of sudden strong shock and burning in the upper nape when belching and after eating. Later, the acid started to burn my esophagus and throat, at which...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Please suggest treatment for antral erosions.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from stomach issues from last one year. As per endoscopy report, I am suffering from antral erosions (scattered red erosions). It is resulting in a loss of appetite, stomach fullness, gastric troubles and incomplete evacuation. Kindly advice a proper medical treatment to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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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