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Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
11/6/2009 10:07:11 PM

Reviewer: Duramax76, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed in 2003 with severe GERD. My Dr. prescribed Nexium 40mg twice a day. The Nexium helped and I was able to go to once a day. I found out a month ago my gallbladder had "sludge" in it and it had to be removed. My heartburn came back worse than before. My Dr. prescribed the liquid Carafate to take with Nexium. It has worked wonders for the reflux. I can actually sleep in bed ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
9/30/2009 12:13:37 PM

Reviewer: TerriBoston, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have been on this med for about 6 months for chronic GERD and ulcer issues. Hasn't really helped or hurt me but am not really getting any results from it. Expensive med, thank god I have health insurance or couldn't afford it. Bit better than over the counter Malox but not much. Wish it was more effective.

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
9/16/2009 5:12:14 AM

Reviewer: ChevyMan1976, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have a hiatal hernia and GERD. My stomach pain was severe, so my doctor prescribed Carafate to take with my Nexium. I've been taking the medicine for a week and it has greatly reduced my reflux and stomach pain. I can actually sleep lying down now. Hopefully it will help my erosions in my stomach heal faster. I have not noticed any adverse side effects except for the dry mouth. That is more ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
7/14/2009 1:50:01 PM

Reviewer: CHEROKEETWO, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
SEVERE ALLERGIC REATION INCLUDNG EYES ITCHING, SWELLING(EYELIDS, SKIN ABOVE EYELIDS, AREA BELOW EYES) SKIN BECAME RAW ON UPPER AND LOWER LIDS COULD NOT SEE WELL AND TO GO ON ANTIBOTIC EYE DROPS SND QUIT MEDICINE

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
6/18/2009 10:00:12 PM

Reviewer: carolynalady@yahoo.com, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this medication for the past 2 months, taking it 3x a day. I have a hiatel hernia and my esophogas was distressed from acid reflux every nite. Since taking the drug, I am free of acid reflux and the damage to my esophogas has healed.

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