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How does it differ from Omeprozole (sp?)? I have horrid gastritis from NSAIDs and the Omeprozole doesn't help all that much.

level 2

It does pretty much the same thing, but it supposedly "heals" the esophagus. I had horrible GERD and esomprozole was 10x more effective than omeprozole. You've got nothing to lose and a lot to gain, so I'd definitely recommend at least trying it for a month or so.

level 3

Doctor has prescribed Pantoprazole for me, but it's prescription (it has worked great to relieve my gastric pain). Been wondering about a generic OTC that would provide the same relief.

Gotta love Reddit. Always provides information in the weirdest of places and ways.

level 4

Pantoprozole is otc, generic protonix. The pharmacists do recommend not exceeding a month of trying a new otc though. At that point it's best to talk to your doctor about switching to something else or recommendation to seeing a specialist. Edit: prescription strength does vary from otc. Usually prescription is at a much higher doseage.

level 5

Thanks.

level 2

Omeprazole is a mixture of two stereoisomers (the molecules have the same atoms but arranged slightly differently—they are mirrror images or each other). Esomeprazole is just one of the stereoisomers from omeprazole. One view is that esomeprazole contains the more effective isomer from omeprazole so it works better. A more cynical view is that when the patents were running out on omeprazole, it’s developer launched a new drug with new patents.

Lansoprazole is another similar drug that works in basically the same way and is available over the counter. There a few others available by prescription. Might be worth trying some until you find one that works.

level 3

This guy pharmaceuticals.

level 3

A more cynical view is that when the patents were running out on omeprazole, it’s developer launched a new drug with new patents.

That's not a "cynical" view. It would optimistic to believe that they weren't doing that.

level 3

A more cynical view is that when the patents were running out on omeprazole, it’s developer launched a new drug with new patents.

More like very realistic view.

If one of the optical isomers is even minimally effective, you can be certain it's going to get patented and pushed as long as it can be pushed through FDA trials.

Think about... you already know there is a big market for that drug class... and the development costs of isolating one of the enantiomers amounts to literally fuck all relative to discovering a completely new drug...

Ask your doctor if this new shit thats not much different from the old shit is right for you.

level 2

Couldn't tell you specifically cause I'm not a pharmacist, but all the ones I work with recommend it over omperazole, generic Prilosec. My cousins that have switched noticed a big improvement. Get you a one month over the counter and see if you like it.

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