Esofag D Capsules
Esofag D Capsules

Esofag D Capsules

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Esofag D Capsules Description

Esofag-D capsule is an anti-reflux medicine. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which does not respond to esomeprazole medication alone. GERD is a condition in which acid fro...
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ContainsDomperidone(30.0 Mg),Esomeprazole(40.0 Mg)
UsesGERD, acidity
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rashes
ClassificationANTACID AND ANTI-EMETIC
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Uses of Esofag D Capsules

  • Esofag-D capsule is used in adult patients to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in which there is a reflux of acid from the stomach into the food pipe.
  • It is also used to treat the associated symptoms like heartburn, chest discomfort, and acidity.

Contraindications of Esofag D Capsules

  • If you are allergic to esomeprazole, domperidone, or any other ingredients of Esofag-D capsule.
  • If you have a blockage or tear in the intestines.
  • If you are suffering from liver or kidney disorder.
  • If you are suffering from bleeding in the digestive system.
  • If you have any tumour of the pituitary gland.
  • If you have severe heart problems such as congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems, electrolyte imbalance.
  • If you are taking any medicine which might affect the contraction of the heart muscle (QT prolongation).
  • If you are taking medicines such as nelfinavir (used in HIV infection), clarithromycin (antibiotic), ketoconazole (antifungal), or verapamil (used in high blood pressure and chest pain). If you are no...
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Side effects of Esofag D Capsules

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes

Precautions and Warnings of Esofag D Capsules

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Esofag-D capsule during pregnancy?
A:
Esofag-D capsule should not be used during pregnancy as there is limited information about its effect in human pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Esofag-D capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Esofag-D capsule passes into breast milk in small amounts. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Esofag-D capsule?
A:
Esofag-D capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, or even blur your vision. If you experience any such effects after taking this medicine that may alter your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Esofag-D capsule?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with Esofag-D capsule as it is known to increase acidity.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any liver or kidney-related diseases.
  • You experience black stools or have a stomach tumour.
  • You have a history of fractures or have osteoporosis or are taking steroids.
  • You develop skin lesions, especially in the sun-exposed area after taking this medicine.
  • You are taking medicines to treat HIV or apomorphine (used to treat muscle stiffness).
  • You have heart problems and associated symptoms like palpitations, difficulty in breathing, and unconsciousness.
  • You experience stomach pain or indigestion, unexplained weight loss, have problems while swallowing, and vomiting food or blood after taking this medicine.
  • You have low levels of vitamin B12.
  • You are on these capsules for long-term treatment (more than three months).
  • You develop infections after taking this medicine.

Mode of Action of Esofag D Capsules

How Does It Work?

  • Esofag-D capsule contains a combination of two medicines - esomeprazole and domperidone as active substances.
  • A pump called the proton pump in the stomach is responsible for the flow of stomach acids. Esomeprazole works by binding to this proton pump in stomach cells and blocking the acid secretion.
  • Domperidone acts by increasing the motility of the stomach and intestines so that acid does not reflux back into the food pipe.

Directions for Use of Esofag D Capsules

  • Esofag-D capsule should be taken at least 1 hour before meals.
  • This capsule should be taken as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you take it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • Do not consume more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Esofag D Capsules

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Esofag-D capsule works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform your doctor about all medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • This medicine should not be taken concomitantly along with medicines such as nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection), amiodarone (used to treat muscle stiffness), clarithromycin (antibiotic), ketocon...
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  • This capsule should also not be taken along with medicines used to treat heart problems (quinidine, sotalol), psychiatric illness (haloperidol, citalopram), antifungals (pentamidine), antimalarials (h...
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  • Concomitant use of this capsule with medicines used to treat psychiatric illness (diazepam), used to treat fits (phenytoin) is not recommended as it may increase the side effects of the medicines.
  • Medicine used to treat heart failure like digoxin may lead to toxicity when taken with this medicine.
  • If you are taking warfarin (blood-thinner) along with this medicine, caution is needed as there are chances of increased bleeding.
  • Other medicines like rifampicin, methotrexate, tacrolimus, voriconazole, cilostazol, clopidogrel, azithromycin, St.John's wort should be used cautiously along with Esofag-D capsule.

Storage and disposal of Esofag D Capsules

  • Store Esofag-D capsule below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat.
  • Keep this medicine away from children and pets.

Dosage of Esofag D Capsules

Overdose

The symptoms of overdose of Esofag-D capsule include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation, weakness, and sleepiness. In case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately or visit ...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of Esofag-D capsule, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Esofag-D capsule?

A: This medicine is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults when GERD does not respond to esomeprazole medicine alone. This condition leads to acid regurgitating from the stomach into the food pipe, causing heartburn, chest discomfort, and acidity.

Q: Can Esofag-D capsule be taken after food?

A: Esofag-D capsule should not be taken after food as food interacts with the absorption of this medicine. Hence, it should preferably be taken at least 1 hour before food.

Q: How much time does it take for Esofag-D capsule to act?

A: It takes approximately 1 hour after taking a dose for Esofag-D capsule to act.

Q: Can we take Esofag-D capsule along with Itraconazole?

A: You should avoid taking this medicine with Itraconazole as it reduces the absorption of Itraconazole, reducing its effect. You should consult your doctor before taking Itraconazole when on treatment with this medicine.

Q: What is the best time to take Esofag-D?

A: Esofag- D should preferably be taken at least 1 hour before food or on an empty stomach.

Q: How does Esofag D work?

A: Esofag D is a combination of two active components- esomeprazole and domperidone. Esomeprazole works by binding to this proton pump (responsible for the flow of stomach acids) in stomach cells and blocks the acid secretion. Domperidone acts by increasing the motility of the stomach and intestines so that acid does not reflux back into the food pipe.

Q: Can Esofag-D be given to children?

A: Esofag-D capsule should not be given to children under 18 years of age.
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Last Updated on: 12 May 2022 | 01:15 PM (IST)

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