Esomac 40mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S is a proton pump inhibitor, which belongs to the group of medicines that reduces acid production in the stomach.
Uses of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S uses are to treat stomach ulcer and gastritis and to prevent oesophageal cancer.
Contraindications of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
- Allergic to it
- allergic to medicines containing proton pump inhibitors, such as pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole and omeprazole
- usage of medicines to treat HIV
- suspicion of stomach cancer
Side effects of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S side effects are stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, headache, constipation, diarrhoea with flatulence, allergic reactions and skin rash and some serious but rare side effects, including blistering of the skin and erosion of the nose, mouth, lips and genitals (Steven Johnson Syndrome) and sensitivity to light.
Precautions and Warnings of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
Can I take Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
The safety of this drug during pregnancy is not known. Consult your doctor for more details.
Can I take Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S while breastfeeding?
Insufficient medical data on the safety of this drug during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for more details.
Can I drive if I have consumed Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S?
This medication has a negligible influence on the ability to drive. In case of any side effects, such as drowsiness or blurred vision, kindly avoid driving or the operation of tools and machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S?
There are no known interactions of this medication with alcohol; however, consumption of alcoholic beverages in large quantities may result in acidity and heartburn. Hence, kindly avoid overconsumption of alcoholic beverages.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Take precaution and report to your doctor if you had any stomach surgery; liver and kidney problems; are more than 55 years of age; and need to take this medication for a long term.
Mode of Action of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
How Does It Work?
Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S composition works by inhibiting the proton pump in the stomach, which is responsible for the secretion of acid in the stomach, thereby lowering the acid levels in the stomach.
Directions for Use of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
- This medication is for oral consumption only.
- Take this medication as and when prescribed by your doctor.
- Take this medication on an empty stomach.
- Swallow the whole medicine with water.
- Do not chew, crush or break this medicine.
Interactions of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
Interactions with other medicines
Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S for stomach ulcer is reported to have interactions with drugs, such as itraconazole, ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections), erlotinib or methotrexate (use to treat certain types of cancers) and with medicines, such as nelfinavir/tenofovir/atazanavir or rilpivirine, used to treat HIV.
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions of this drug with food.
Other general Interactions
- Allergic to it
- use of medicines containing proton pump inhibitors, such as pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole and omeprazole
- use of medicines to treat HIV
- suspicion of stomach cancer
Storage and disposal of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- Do not use this medication post the expiration date mentioned on it.
- Do not store this medication in temperatures exceeding 25 degrees Celsius.
- Store this medication in a closed container.
- Follow the medical waste management protocol for the disposal of this medication.
Dosage of Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S
Esomac 40mg Tab 15`S dosage should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Overdosage may cause nausea, dryness of mouth, headache, drowsiness, etc. In case of overdosage, seek immediate medical attention.
Missed a Dose
In case of a missed dose, take this medication as soon as you remember it. If it is time for the subsequent dose, avoid the missed dose and do not compensate for it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting the medicine?
A: Report to the doctor your complete medical history; any history of stomach cancer, HIV and liver/kidney problems; and all medications and supplements that are taken.
Q: How long can I take the medicine?
A: This medication generally takes about 5 days to a week to have an effect. The duration of the course is dependent on the severity of the problem ranging from 1 month to 6 months or even longer.
Q: Do I need to worry about Stevens 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: Can I take the medicine if I am galactose intolerant?
A: If you have a rare hereditary problem of galactose intolerance, do not take this medication. Consult your doctor for more details.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:21 AM (IST)
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