how do you wean off Nexium at two pills a day?

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musicchick581
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   Posted 2/17/2014 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I've done it before on one pill, taking it for a day then skipping a day and so on but for the last week and a half I've been on two pills a day and they are capsules so I can't break them. I didn't take it last night but felt the tickling and irritation in my throat. I took it this morning. How do I wean off of two Nexium a day to prevent rebound?

Pat Tall
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   Posted 2/17/2014 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Musicchick581
We were on Prevacid which is also a capsule. Took very small scissors and nipped (cut) off the end of the capsule in order to pour them into other capsules Do this over a sanitary container so that you catch any little parts when splitting. Very easy to do if you are patient. Eventually you get a method that works easiest for you. This is very doable over an extended period of time.

Of course, check with your doc and pharmacist about this. ( one said 'no' and one said 'okay'.). Pharmacy wouldn't sell us capsules but health food stores had them readily available.

It took us approximately six months to very slowly titrate down to avoid rebound. Don't know if this post helps any but know that we understand what you are going through. Wish you the best.

musicchick581
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   Posted 2/17/2014 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!
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