- Omeprazole–Sodium Bicarbonate
- Rabeprazole Sodium
What is Esomeprazole used for?
Esomeprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. It is a proton pump inhibitor that works by reducing the production of acid in the stomach. Decreasing excessive secretion of stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and so on. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Esomeprazole?
The dosage of Esomeprazole prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Esomeprazole at least one hour before a meal.
What if you miss a dose of Esomeprazole?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Esomeprazole medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Esomeprazole?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Esomeprazole, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Esomeprazole?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Esomeprazole.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Esomeprazole, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Esomeprazole can interact with HIV or AIDS medication.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Esomeprazole?
Like other medicines, Esomeprazole can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Esomeprazole are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Esomeprazole cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Esomeprazole develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Esomeprazole can cause side effects such as nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, stomach pain, gas, constipation, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Esomeprazole.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Esomeprazole?
Is it possible for me to take Esomeprazole with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Esomeprazole?
What are the possible drug interactions of Esomeprazole?
How will Esomeprazole work in my body?
How should Esomeprazole be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Esomeprazole drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Esomeprazole is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.