Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's
Alkem Labs Ltd
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's belongs to the class of drugs known as Proton pump inhibitor which reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers and Zollinger Ellison syndrome (overproduction of acid due to pancreatic tumour).
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's helps in reducing the stomach acid by blocking the actions of an enzyme (H+/K+ ATPase or gastric proton pump). This proton pump lies in the cells of the stomach wall responsible for the release of gastric acid secretion damaging tissues in the food pipe, stomach, and duodenum. Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's prevents the release of stomach acid and relieves symptoms of food pipe lining inflammation (esophagitis), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn.
Take Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's 1-2hours prior food. You are advised to take Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. An adult taking Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's might have common side effects like headache, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence, dizziness, and arthralgia (joint pain). In the case of children taking Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's might report upper respiratory tract infections (URI), headache, fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, rash, and abdominal pain. These side effects are temporary and may get resolve after some time however if this side persists contact the doctor.
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers but should be taken only after consulting a doctor. Tell your doctor if you have stomach or intestinal cancer, liver problem, allergic to Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's, or will have an endoscopy in the future. Prolonged intake of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may cause deficiency of Vitamin B12 and low level of calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D leading to osteoporosis.
Hyperacidity, Heartburn, Stomach ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's is effective at healing erosive esophagitis (inflammation of food pipe), relieving symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (heartburn), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's works by irreversibly blocking the proton pump gate (which secretes stomach acid). It can be prescribed to all age groups including special populations like the elderly, pregnant, lactating mothers, kidney, and liver disease patients. Usually, no dosage adjustment is required for these groups.
You should avoid taking Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's if you are allergic to Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's or proton pump inhibitors, have gastric cancer, liver disease, low magnesium level (osteoporosis), low vitamin B12, pregnant or planning for pregnancy, and breastfeeding mothers. Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may interact with a blood thinner (warfarin), antifungal (ketoconazole), anti-HIV drug (atazanavir, nelfinavir), iron supplements, ampicillin antibiotic, anti-cancer drug (methotrexate). Let your doctor know if you are taking these medicines. Prolonged intake of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may cause lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory condition in which the immune system attacks its own tissues), Vitamin B12, and magnesium deficiency. Intake of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may mask the symptom of gastric cancer, so if you have any severe stomach pain or gastric bleeding (blood in mucous or stool) immediately consult the doctor.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may interact with a blood thinner (clopidogrel, warfarin), antifungal (ketoconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole), anti-HIV drug (atazanavir, nelfinavir, rilpivirine), anti-viral drugs (nelfinavir), iron supplements, antibiotic (ampicillin, rifampicin), heart medicine (digoxin) and anti-cancer drug (methotrexate). Let your doctor know if you are taking these medicines.
Drug-Food Interactions: Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's interact with St John's wort plant that is used as an anti-depressant. This plant may affect the working of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's. So avoid its intake with Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's should be not given in patients with Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea, magnesium and Vitamin B-12 deficiency (increased risk of bone fracture), atrophic gastritis (inflammed lining of stomach), and acute interstitial nephritis (inflammed cells of kidney).
Drinking alcohol with Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may cause dehydration and elevate the level of stomach acid thereby decreasing its efficiency. So try to avoid, limit alcohol or contact doctor before intake of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's.
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's isn't usually recommended during pregnancy as there's no firm evidence it's safe. So, contact a doctor before intake of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's passes into the breast milk. However, no evidence of risk has been reported. Please consult your doctor before intake of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
In some cases, Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness, sleepy, or blur vision. If you observe these symptoms do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you feel better.
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's should be taken with precaution in patients with liver disease.
Patients with kidney disease should consult a doctor before taking Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's.
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's should not be prescribed for children under 5 years of age. Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's is generally prescribed from 5-16 years of children for the treatment of acid-related damage of the food pipe (erosive esophagitis).
Prolonged intake of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may be associated with increased risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea, magnesium and Vitamin B-12 deficiency (increased risk of bone fracture), atrophic gastritis (inflammed lining of stomach), and acute interstitial nephritis (inflammed cells of kidney).
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Normally a thick layer of mucous protects the stomach against its own acid secretion. But, in long run, it gets eroded by excessive stomach acid production leading to complications like GERD, peptic ulcer, and Zollinger Ellison syndrome. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal disorder that occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the food pipe (esophagus). This backflow (acid reflux) irritates the food pipe that causes heartburn. On the other hand, peptic ulcer is a painful condition followed by the development of sores or ulcers in the stomach lining or duodenum (first part of the small intestine) (the duodenum). Zollinger Ellison syndrome is a rare condition in which a gastrin-secreting tumor of the pancreas causes excessive acid production leading to peptic ulcers.
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), which is a type of medication. Proton pumps are enzymes found in the stomach lining that aid in the production of acid needed for digestion. Esomeprazole impairs the function of proton pumps. This decreases the quantity of acid produced by the stomach.
Prolonged intake of Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's may lead to atrophic gastritis (inflammation of stomach cells), Vitamin B12 deficiency and weakening of bones or osteoporosis (loss of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D). Your doctor may prescribe calcium, vitamin D or haemoglobin enhancing medications to cope with long term side effects.
No. Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's prevents excess production of stomach acid causing acid reflux and heartburn. If blood is coming in your stool or mucous immediately contact the doctor.
Yes. Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's can alter certain medical tests like neuroendocrine tumours (secretin stimulation test), and urine screening tests for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). So before undergoing such diagnostics test contact your doctor.
It is very unlikely that taking one or two extra doses by accident will cause any problems. However, you should check with your doctor if you have taken too much and have are feeling sweaty, have a fast heartbeat, are feeling sleepy.
There's no firm evidence to suggest that taking Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's will reduce fertility in either men or women. However, speak to your doctor if you're trying to get pregnant and do as advised.
You can eat and drink normally while taking Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's. However, you should avoid foods that seem to make your indigestion worse, such as rich, spicy and fatty foods. You should also cut down on caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola, as well as alcohol.
No. Gas and acidity are two different common discomforts. Acidity is caused when improper functioning of the valve (sphincter) is located at the junction of the stomach and food pipe. As a result stomach acid backflows and enters the upper part of the food pipe causing heartburn. On the other hand, gas is the result of the digestion of the food and drinks eliminating gases like carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, methane, etc. from the body.
Esokem 40 mg Tablet 10's
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