Esokem-D Capsule is an anti-reflux medicine used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which does not respond to esomeprazole medication alone. GERD is a condition in which acid from the stomach flow back up to the food pipe and causes heartburn, belching, nausea and chest pain. It contains Esomeprazole and Domperidone as its active ingredients. Esokem-D Capsule works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach and thus improves the motility in the gut. It reduces the backflow of stomach content to the food pipe. Take Esokem-D capsule for the prescribed duration. It should preferably be taken at least an hour before a meal. This medicine is not for use in patients below 18 years of age. An active and healthy lifestyle is the key to control and manage acid reflux or related symptoms....
Q: What is the use of the Esokem-D capsule?
A: Esokem-D capsule 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 Esokem-D capsule be taken after food?
A: Esokem-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 Esokem-D capsule to act?
A: It takes approximately 1 hour after taking a dose for Esokem-D capsule to act.
Q: Can we take Esokem-D capsule along with Itraconazole?
A: You should avoid taking Esokem-D capsule 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 should I do to avoid frequent episodes of acidity?
Avoid spicy and oily food.
Reduce smoking and alcohol intake as these are known to worsen reflux.
Avoid carbonated drinks like cold drinks and soda as the carbon dioxide gas in these is known to worsen acid reflux.
Reduce chocolate and mint intake.
Some medicines are known to increase acidity and worsen the condition such as pain killers like Ibuprofen. You should avoid using these for a long duration.
Q: Can I take Esokem D capsule for gas?
A: No, the Esokem-D Capsule does not help reduce gas, bloat and flatulence.