I developed acid and/or bile reflux two months after gall bladder surgery. The Dr. put me on 40mg of Nexium for two weeks and I got about 70-80% relief of my symptoms. I still felt some burning in my throat and a lot of burping. The Dr increased the Nexium dosage to 80mg daily. I am concerned about side effects especially possible damage to my liver since I also take 40 mg of Lipitor daily.
Funny how you are asking this question. I went to the doctor today and am having pain right below the ribcage. I have a history of reflux also. I usually take Nexium 40mg once a day. He suggested that I take 2 a day. I guess it is o.k. I was a little concern about long side effects too. Hope this helps you. Take care!
Your concern of side effects is valid but I would be more concerned about the effects on my bone health. I was taking the same dosage as you are and did for 12 years. On the other hand, you are going to have to really watch what you eat, the gall bladder issue you have is creating problems with you system being able to digest fats of any sort, remember some are supposed to be good, but not to your system anymore. If you can control the foods you eat and learn what is okay and not okay for your system, you will find that you will be less dependant on the nexium. Good health to you
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