Esomeprazole 20mg

Esomeprazole 20mg
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Esomeprazole prevents the production of acid in the stomach.

Esomeprazole is also available in Esomeprazole 40mg
  • Important Note
  • How to use
  • Side Effects
  • Precautions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Notes
  • Missed Dose

Speak to your doctor if you: have liver disease; an unusual or allergic reaction to esomeprazole other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives; are pregnant or trying to get pregnant; are breast-feeding.

Take esomeprazole tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water; do not crush, break or chew. Esomeprazole works best if taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before a meal. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Side effects that you should report to your doctor as soon as possible include: chest pain or tightness; dark yellow or brown urine; shortness of breath; skin rash; unusual tiredness or fatigue. Other possible side effects include headache; diarrhea or constipation; and flatulence (gas); nausea/vomiting; dry mouth.

It can take several days of therapy with esomeprazole before your stomach pains improve. Check with your doctor if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. You can take antacids for the occasional relief of pain unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Before taking esomeprazole, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication including digoxin, diazepam, ketoconazole, itraconazole, sucralfate, iron supplements, vitamins with iron, and cilostazol.

It can take several days of therapy with esomeprazole before your stomach pains improve. Check with your doctor if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. You can take antacids for the occasional relief of pain unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.


Esomeprazole - oral

Brands with same active pharmaceutical ingredient(s)

Cronopep®, Emezol®, Esomac®, Esomax®, Esomep®, Esomezol®, Esopran®, Esoprax®, Esoprazol®, Esoproton®, Esoz®, Nedox®, Neopral®, Nexium®, Raciper®, Ulcemex®, Ulcratex®

Storage

Store esomeprazole at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
  • The above information is meant as a summary and will not tell you everything about the medicine.
  • Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about this or any other medicine.

 

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