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Esomeprazole or neksium uses include treating signs and symptoms of conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gastric ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. These conditions occur due to increased acid production in the stomach.
How does the drug work?
Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. Proton pumps are present in the lining of the stomach, they produce acid during the digestion process. If there is an excess production of acid due to pathological reasons, ulcer formation or acid reflux may occur. Esomeprazole reduces the excess acid production in the stomach by inhibiting the proton pumps.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of esomeprazole are headache, diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, dry mouth, chills, cough, indigestion, dizziness, and loss of appetite.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Are esomeprazole and omeprazole the same? Esomeprazole and omeprazole are two different drugs that belong to the same class “proton pump inhibitors” and have a similar mechanism of action.
2. Can I drink alcohol while taking esomeprazole? Alcohol can worsen symptoms of acid reflux. So, it is good to avoid or limit alcohol intake for a quick recovery while using the drug neksium or esomeprazole.
3. Can I buy esomeprazole over-the-counter? Yes, esomeprazole is available as an over-the-counter medication.
4. When to take esomeprazole? Usually, esomeprazole is taken one hour before the meals. It is swallowed as a whole with a glass of water.
5. Can I take ranitidine along with esomeprazole? No evidence of significant drug interactions between ranitidine and esomeprazole. However, you should consult your doctor before using the two drugs.