Esomeprazole is used as a treatment of acidity, intestinal ulcers, heartburn and stomach ulcers.
How it Works
Esomeprazole works by stopping the cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid, and this helps to prevent ulcers from forming, or assists the healing process where damage has already occurred. It works by decreasing the amount of acid, and this can also help to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux disease, such as acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Esomeprazole may suffer from such side effects;Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Bloody stools, Muscle spasms
Esomeprazole is prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux or GERD. This disease effects the digestive system also th lower part of the oesophagal sphincter. Many people, including pregnant woman, suffer from severe heartburn and also acidic indigestion which can be treated by intake of Esomeprazole. This medicine works by decreasing the need of taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which are the main cause for certain type of ulcers which will affect the inner intestine.
Pregnant women are advised to avoid Esomeprazole, should consult with their physician or pharmacist before taking the medication.
If you have fever, joint pain, skin rash, swelling of the body, feet, or ankles, or unusual weight gain after taking this medicine, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Administration to children
Children under 1 year: Safety and efficacy not established 1 month to 1 year: 0.5 mg/kg intravenously (IV) once/day1 year and older (less than 55 kg): 10 mg IV once/day1 year and older (55 kg and greater): 20 mg IV once/day
Overdose symptoms such: confusionheadache drowsinessblurred visionfast heartbeatnauseadry mouthsweating shortness of breath loss of coordination seizure (convulsions)
Seek medical advise from your doctor if you have watery stool that does not go away, stomach pain, and fever while consuming this medicine.
Store at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Esomeprazole demonstrates a better pharmacokinetic profile than the racemic product. The pharmacology of Esomeprazole activity in preventing gastric acid trough proton pump provides an enhanced effect, and Esomeprazole rapidly absorbs the acid which is the main cause of gastresophagel reflux disease
Esomeprazole is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. The drug is manufactured by GLENMARK, RANBAXY, Torrent, and Astra Zeneca. Esomeprazole comes in the concentration of 20 mg or 40 mg and is also available in the form of injectable. Esomeprazole sold under the brand name Nexium among others.
The main ingredient of the drug is ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM. It has a molecular weight of 767.2. It is a white crystalline powder. This drug is supplied in different forms and various strengths. Some of the inactive ingredients of this drug are sodium hydroxide, gelatine, ethyl alcohol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sugar spheres, magnesium stearate, talc, and titanium dioxide.
Esomeprazole is known as a proton pump inhibitor or PPI. Esomeprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Esomeprazole is also used to help the healing of erosive esophagitis.It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid-related indigestion and heartburn
Dosage and administration
The dosage is usually adviced by your doctor after a thorough examination. However, it is commonly advised to take 20 mg, orally, once a day. It can be taken with or without food.
Pregnant women should need to consult with the doctor before using the medication. It is necessary that you inform your doctor regarding any allergies or medical conditions you have before using this drug.
Esomeprazole should not be consumed by the children below the age of 12. If you experience any severe side effects such abdominal pains or nausea, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Some of the side effects that can be caused by Esomeprazole are Nausea, Headaches, Abdominal pains, hypertension constipation, and dizziness.
Esomeprazole has to be stored at room temperature at 25-30 degrees away from extreme heat, or moisture Esomeprazole should be kept away from children and pets.