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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 Info Don’t take the medicine neksium if there is anyprevious history of allergic reactions to esomeprazole or any ingredient present in it or similar compound such as omeprazole. Esomeprazole dosage should be adjusted in patients with liver problems (metabolized by the liver) and low levels of magnesium in the blood (as this drug lowers magnesium levels) and also in individuals using anticoagulants (due to the risk of bleeding). Consult a doctor if the symptoms don’t subside or seek emergency medical help if there is a development of allergic reactions.
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.