Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that contains the active ingredient esomeprazole. The medicine is useful for people suffering from cases of heartburn. It reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Esomeprazole is a drug which helps control the amount of acid produced inside the stomach. As a result, it helps with associated symptoms such as acid reflux, stomach ulcers and heartburn.
Esomeprazole is known to be a leading acid blocker brand across the world and is effective in improving the symptoms of heartburn.
Esomeprazole reduces the acidity level and the volume of acid produced in the stomach. The medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as PPIs (proton pump inhibitors).PPIs block certain processes in the cell walls of the stomach; when blocked effectively, the stomach produces less acid and thus results in controlling ulcers, acid reflux, or hyperacidity.
Esomeprazole reduces acid levels inside the stomach and oesophagus. Hence, it treats a number of symptoms and medical conditions such as
The recommended dose of Esomeprazole is one capsule (20mg) per day. Do not exceed this dose. This medicine does not take effect straight away and may take 2-3 days before you see an improvement in your symptoms.
If you skip a dose, then take it as soon as you remember. However, if its almost time for the next one, then skip the forgotten dose and take the next one as usual. Do not take a double dose.
Swallow the medicine with a glass of water, with or without food. Do not chew or crush the capsule.
Esomeprazole should be used with caution by patients who:
are 55 years or older and have recently developed heartburn symptoms
have needed to use heartburn or indigestion drugs for a continuous period of four or more weeks to control the symptoms
have been scheduledfor an endoscopy or urea breath test
have been scheduled to have a Chromogranin A test
have abdominal pain or swelling
have had unintentional weight loss
are bleeding from the rectum
have difficulty or pain while swallowing
have persistent vomiting or vomiting blood
have jaundice, liver problems or liver disease
have kidney problems
have had a peptic ulcer or surgery on the stomach or intestines in the past
The medicine should not be used by:
Children and adolescents below the age of 18 years
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Patients with HIV who are taking the medicines nelfinavir, atazanavir or rilpivirine
People who are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine
Common side effects:
Skin rash, itching, hives, or dermatitis
Esomeprazole may have interactions with the following medicines:
benzodiazepines such as diazepam, triazolam, lorazepam or flurazepam
warfarin and other blood thinners
Do not store Esomeprazole capsules above 30°C. Store the medicine in its original package in order to protect it from moisture.
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Is EsomeprazoleThe Same As Omeprazole?
They are similar drugs with minor differences in the isomer of the ingredient omeprazole.
How Long Can You Take Esomeprazole For?
You may take the medicine for up to28 days.
How Long Does Esomeprazole Take To Work?
It may take up to 2-3 days for the drug to start working.
Should Esomeprazole Be Taken Morning Or Night?
It is recommended to take the drug in the morning 30-60 mins before breakfast.
Can I Take Esomeprazole While Pregnant Or Breastfeeding?
No, it is recommended that you do not take the drug during pregnancy or while you are breastfeeding.