Esomac 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S is a proton pump inhibitor belonging to the group of medicines that reduces the acid production in the stomach. It is also an anti-reflux medication. The generic name of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S is Esomeprazole.
Uses of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S uses are to treat stomach ulcer, Helicobacter pylori infection (with antibiotics), heartburn and gastritis, and to prevent cancer arising in the oesophagus.
Contraindications of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
- Allergic to this medication.
- Allergic to medicines containing proton pump inhibitors such as pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole and omeprazole.
- Medicines used to treat HIV.
- Stomach cancer.
Side effects of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S side effects are stomach ache, nausea or vomiting, headache, constipation or diarrhoea with flatulence, allergic reactions, skin rash and some serious but rare side effects of blistering of skin and erosion of nose, mouth, lips and genitals (Steven–Johnson syndrome) and sensitivity to light.
Precautions and Warnings of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
Can I take Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
The safety of this drug during pregnancy is not known so it should be avoided. Your doctor will advise you the correct course as per your condition.
Can I take Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S while breastfeeding?
Insufficient medical data are available on the safety of this drug during breastfeeding so it is best to avoid its usage. Consult your doctor for more details
Can I drive if I have consumed Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S?
This medication has negligible influence on the ability to drive. In case of any side effects like drowsiness or blurred vision, kindly avoid driving or the operation of tools and machinery.
Can I consume alcohol with Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S?
There are no known interactions of this medication with alcohol; however, the consumption of alcoholic beverages in large quantities can lead in acidity and heartburn; hence, kindly avoid the intake of alcoholic beverages in large quantities
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Take precautions and report to your doctor if you had stomach surgery, problems of liver and kidneys, if you are more than 55 years of age and need to take this medication for a long term.
Mode of Action of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
How Does It Work?
Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S composition works by inhibiting the proton pump in the stomach, which is responsible for the secretion of acid in the stomach, further leading to the reduced levels of acid in the stomach.
Directions for Use of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
This medication is for oral consumption only and should be taken as and when prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication in empty stomach and swallow this medication whole with water. Do not chew, crush or break this medicine.
Interactions of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
Interactions with other medicines
Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S for stomach ulcer is reported to have interactions with drugs such as itraconazole, ketoconazole (used in the treatment of fungal infections) or erlotinib, methotrexate, etc. (use in the treatment of certain types of cancers) and with medicines to treat HIV such as nelfinavir /tenofovir/atazanavir, rilpivirine, etc.
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions of this medicine with food.
Other general Interactions
This medicine is to be avoided if you had stomach surgery, liver and kidneys problems; are more than 55 years of age and need to take this medication for a long term. Do not self-medicate with this medication and always seek the suggestion of medical experts. Do not use this medicine and contact your health care expert if you get rashes on exposure to sun while on its medication.
Storage and disposal of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
This medication needs to be stored in the package provided and away from the sight and reach of children. Do not store this medication at temperatures exceeding 25°C. This medication should not be used after the expiration date mentioned on it. The proper medical waste management protocol should be followed in the disposal of this medication.
Dosage of Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S
Esomac 20mg Tab 15`S dosage should be taken as prescribed by your doctor as overdose may cause nausea, dryness of mouth, headache, drowsiness, etc. The doctor should be consulted immediately in case of an overdose
Missed a Dose
In the case of a missed dose, take this medication as soon as you recall it. If it is time for impending dose, the missed dose should be avoided and does not need to compensated.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting the medicine?
A: Report your complete medical/surgical history and any history of stomach cancer to your doctor. Also, inform about any history of HIV and liver/kidneys problems.
Q: Can I take the medicine if I am galactose intolerant?
A: If it is a rare hereditary problem of galactose intolerance, kindly do not take this medication. Consult your doctor for more details.
Q: Do I need to worry about Steven–Johnson Syndrome as a side effect of the medicine?
A: Stevens–Johnson syndrome is a side effect of very rare occurrence. Consult your doctor for more details.
Q: How long can I take the medicine?
A: This medication generally takes about five days to a week to show its effects. The duration of the course depends on the severity of the problem ranging from one to six months or even longer.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:28 AM (IST)
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