Using Zantac to get off Nexium

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   Posted 2/26/2006 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, after being on Nexium for 4 weeks I feel like I need to get off. My main symptom has been nausea and the Nexium has help settle it down significantly, but I feel like it's causeing other strange side effects. So 2 days ago I stopped taking the nexium and am using zantac instead...I felt fine the 1st day but today I can feel the nausea breaking back through... I took one zantac this am, but had to take another one tonight to help the nausea.

I was wondering if zantac has the same power and or side effects that nexium has. I don't want to be on this stuff forever.
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   Posted 2/27/2006 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I am doing the exact same thing. Zantac is supposed to be a "weaker" medication than Nexium simply because its an H2 blocker and not a proton pump inhibitor. Thats why some dr's recommed switching to it when one is trying to come off of a PPI (like nexium, prevacid, etc).

It doesn't work as well for some simply because its not as strong of a drug. I too am not feeliing all that great on it either but I am trying.

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