Starting last year about every other month my Nexium tasted bad. I noticed during these times I would get gastrointestinal upset; sometimes severe. It has gotten so bad lately that I have had to go on other medicine, Then last month my pharmacy changed companies of generic drugs and I got some potassium cl 10eq that had same taste in their capsule. I am not sure what it is and want to know if anyone else has experienced this.
2 Dec 2011
I know you posted this a couple of months ago, but glad to hear someone else is having the same problem. For years I was able to get the physicians samples of the nexium from a drs. office, then they stopped getting them from the drug rep I had to purchase and they were not covered under my insurance. When I switched over to purchasing it all of a sudden I started getting a horrible taste in my mouth and very bad heartburn which I attributed to the capsules which had a funny smell and taste. Because of the high price I actually started getting my nexium from dr. in canada and filling by persciptions in Canada ( because of lower cost) which do not have capsules they are tablets. All tha funny taste and heartburn went away. Just recently I had to fill the perscription in the US since I ran out of my canadian one and needed to fill right away. All of a sudden that funny taste and the heartburn came back. I am convinced that it whatever the capsules are made out of.
Since it is brand name I am assuming they are all from one source and can't get the pill made some different way. As far as the potassium is concerned which I also take, I take a generic in tablet form and never have had any problem with it.
Thought I was going crazy with the taste thing, Glad to hear I'm not the only one.
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