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Esokem 20mg Tablet

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 30.00*
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Esokem 20 MG Description

Esokem Tablet is used to treat acid reflux disease, stomach and intestinal ulcers and to eradicate a bacteria called H.Pylori to reduce the risk of intestinal ulcers. It is also used in treating a co

ndition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome characterised by excessive stomach acid production due to tumours in the pancreas. Esokem Tablet contains esomeprazole as the active ingredient. It acts by lowering the acid production in the stomach. Esokem Tablet should be taken in doses and duration as advised by the doctor or pharmacist. It should be preferably taken on an empty stomach one hour before a meal. Before using this medicine, inform the doctor about your detailed medical history.

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ContainsEsomeprazole(20.0 Mg)
UsesGERD, stomach ulcers, acidity
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, bloating
TherapyANTACID
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uses

Uses of Esokem 20 MG

  • For the treatment of ulcers in the stomach and intestine.
  • Provides relief from heartburn, pain and chest pain due to acid reflux disease (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).
  • To treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a condition of increased acid production in the stomach due to a tumour.
  • It helps to eradicate infection of the bacteria H. Pylori, which if left untreated, can cause ulcers.
contraindications

Contraindications of Esokem 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to Esomeprazole or any other ingredients of Esokem Tablet.
  • If you are taking an anti-HIV medicine - Nelfinavir.
sideEffects

Side effects of Esokem 20 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Esokem 20 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Esokem Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Esokem Tablet should be used during pregnancy only under the recommendation of a doctor after assessing if this medicine is beneficial and will not have any risk to the unborn child.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Esokem Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Esokem Tablet should not be used by breastfeeding mothers as it is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk and can have undesirable effects on the breastfed baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Esokem Tablet?
A:
You may experience visual disturbances (like blurred vision) and dizziness while on treatment with Esokem Tablets. Thus you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Esokem Tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol, consuming alcohol increases the acidity further and worsens issues related to the digestive system. Hence, alcohol should be avoided while on treatment with Esokem Tablet.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are undergoing long term treatment of this medicine.
  • You are using anti-HIV medicines like Atazanavir or Nelfinavir.
  • You develop stomach infections after using Esokem Tablets.
  • You have unexplained weight loss, frequent vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and blood vomitings.
  • You are an elderly patient on a long term therapy. It increases the risk of fracture of hip, wrist and spine bones.
  • You have a vitamin B12 deficiency. The use of this medicine can result in very low levels of Vitamin B12 in prolonged therapy.
  • You are undergoing treatment for a bacterial infection caused by H. pylori and are using an antibiotic called Clarithromycin.
  • You have a skin disorder, Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, characterised by a rash on areas of skin exposed to the sun.
  • You have a magnesium deficiency. It can result in very low levels of magnesium characterised by weakness, fits and irregular heartbeat.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Esokem 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Esomeprazole in Esokem Tablet works by reducing the intake of certain ions in the stomach wall that are necessary for the production of digestive acids in the stomach, and thereby lowering the acid se...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Esokem 20 MG

  • Esokem Tablets should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • It should be taken on an empty stomach.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than recommended by the doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Esokem 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way Esokem Tablet works or Esokem Tablet itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Concomitant use of Digoxin, a medicine used to treat heart failure with Esokem Tablet increases the effect of Digoxin and may result in toxicity.
  • The use of anti-HIV medicines like Atazanavir and Nelfinavir with this medicine can decrease the effect of anti-HIV medicines.
  • Esokem mg can increase the effect of Phenytoin, a medicine used to control fits, Voriconazole (antifungal) and Diazepam, a medicine used for a psychiatric disorder.
  • The blood-thinning action of Warfarin is increased when used together with Esokem mg and there is a risk of bleeding.
  • Other medicines such as Cisapride (used for constipation), Clopidogrel & Cliostazal (Blood thinner), Tacrolimus and Methotrexate (Immunosuppressants) should be used cautiously with Esokem Tablets.
  • You should always tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal preparation and supplements to avoid any interaction.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Esokem 20 MG

  • Esokem Tablets should be stored in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Esokem 20 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include weakness and stomach discomfort. If you think you have taken too much of Esokem Tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Esokem Tablet, 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. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Esokem after food??

A: Esokem Tablets can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. However, it is best if you take it on an empty stomach one hour before taking food for better acidity control.

Q: Does Esokem Tablet help in reducing gas?

A: No, Esokem Tablet does not reduce gas. However, it helps to relieve heartburn and pain due to increased acidity.

Q: Is Esokem an antibiotic medicine?

A: No, it is not an antibiotic. It is an acidity medicine containing esomeprazole used for the treatment of ulcers, acid reflux disease, acidity, etc.
Product Details
Brand
ESOKEM
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/04/2023
Last Updated on: 26 May 2022 | 04:24 PM (IST)
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