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Esofence 20mg Tablet

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By PROCTER & GAMBLE HEALTHCARE
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Esomeprazole(20.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTACID

Medical Description

Esofence Tablet is a medicine used to reduce acid in your stomach. It is used for the treatment of ulcers, acid reflux disease and to eradicate a bacteria called H.Pylori to reduce the risk of intesti...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
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uses

Uses of Esofence 20mg Tablet

  • Esofence Tablet is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestine.
  • It provides relief from heartburn, chest pain due to acid reflux disease like GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).
  • It is used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a rare condition of increased acid production in the stomach due to the tumour.
  • The medicine is used to treat ulcers due to excessive use of pain killers and antibiotics.
  • It is used to eradicate the infection of a bacteria, H. Pylori, which if left untreated, causes ulcers.
contraindications

Contraindications of Esofence 20mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to esomeprazole or other ingredients of Esofence Tablet.
  • If you are allergic to proton pump inhibitors like pantoprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, rabeprazole.
  • If you are taking anti-HIV medicine nelfinavir.
sideEffects

Side effects of Esofence 20mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Esofence 20mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Esofence Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Esofence Tablet is used during pregnancy, if recommended by a doctor after assessing if the medicine is beneficial and will not have risk to the unborn baby.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Esofence Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if esopmeprazole passes into human milk, thus Esofence Tablet avoid while breastfeeding without consulting the doctor first.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after consuming Esofence Tablet?
A:
Esofence Tablet may cause dizziness and blurred vision. If you feel dizzy, avoid driving or operating heavy machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while taking Esofence Tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction of Esofence Tablet with alcohol, drinking alcohol increases the acidity further and may worsen issues related to the digestive system. Alcohol must be avoided.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with the liver or kidneys.
  • You are taking Esofence Tablet for long-term.
  • You are taking anti-HIV medicines like atazanavir or nelfinavir.
  • You have or had an allergic reaction after taking similar medicines in the past.
  • You develop stomach infections after using Esofence Tablet.
  • You have weight loss, frequent vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and notice blood in vomit.
  • You are undergoing treatment for a bacterial infection caused by H. pylori and taking clarithromycin (an antibiotic).
  • You have vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • You have a skin disorder, (lupus or SLE), characterised by a rash on areas of skin exposed to the sun.
  • You have a magnesium deficiency.
  • You must let the doctor or the laboratory person know that you are using the medicine while going for a lab test (Chromogranin A).
  • Esofence Tablet is not recommended for children under the age of 12 years.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Esofence 20mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Esomeprazole in Esofence Tablet works by inhibiting acid pumps present in the stomach cells also known as proton pumps and thereby reduces stomach acid production.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Esofence 20mg Tablet

  • Esofence Tablet must be taken as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Take at least an hour before the meals.
  • Take the medicine at the same time for optimal result.
interactions

Interactions of Esofence 20mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Esofence Tablet works or the medicine itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the physician about the medicines, supplements or herbals you are taking or might take to avoid possible interaction. Inform the doctor regarding a planned surgery or vaccination schedule.
  • Taking blood thinners, medicines to treat heart problems, mental health problems, fungal infections, fits, HIV infection, cancer, heartburn, tuberculosis, organ transplantation.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Esofence 20mg Tablet

  • Store Esofence Tablet at a cool and dry place away from light and moisture.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Esofence 20mg Tablet

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of Esofence Tablet, contact the doctor or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking a dose of Esofence Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dose schedule. Avoid taking a d...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

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 Esofence Tablet?

A: The medicine is used to treat acid reflux disease, ulcers and conditions of increased acid production due to a tumour. It helps in relieving symptoms like heartburn, chest pain and acidity.

Q: Can Esofence Tablet be used in children?

A: No, Esofence Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age due to limited safety information.

Q: Can I take a Esofence Tablet after having food?

A: The medicine is recommended to take at least an hour before food. Follow the instructions given by the doctor.

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ContainsEsomeprazole(20.0 Mg)
UsesUlcers, heartburn, GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Side effectsHeadache, stomach pain, diarrhoea, nausea
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 08:19 PM (IST)
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