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Esofine 40 MG Tablet

Manufactured byMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsEsomeprazole
Description

Esofine 40 MG Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of stomach ulcers, Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) and other acidity related disorders. It decreases the acid produced in the stomach and also helps in the healing of ulcers.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Esofine 40 MG Tablet

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Fever
  • Decreased appetite

Uses of Esofine 40 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
  • Helicobacter pylori Infection
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • NSAID-Induced Gastric Ulcer
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 16 to 18 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Esomeprazole, other benzimidazoles, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Diarrhea

Use of this medicine has been associated with an increased incidence of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea in some patients. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Immune system disorder

Use of this medicine for durations longer than medically recommended can cause skin disorders by affecting the immune system. Report any incidence of skin lesion formation to the doctor while using this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Bone fractures

Use of high dose of this medicine or for a prolonged duration may increase the risk of bone fractures, especially in older patients and women. Supplements like Calcium citrate and Vitamin D should be taken after consulting the doctor.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Long-term treatment with this medicine may decrease the absorption of Vitamin B-12 in the body. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clopidogrel

Ketoconazole

Methotrexate

Warfarin

Nelfinavir

Digoxin

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Osteoporosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis due to the increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustment, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Colitis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with colitis due to the increased risk of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustment, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
The absorption of this medicine may be reduced in the presence of the food. You are advised to take this medicine at least 1 hour before the meals to avoid the interaction.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine at least 1 hour before food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with the final step of acid release in the stomach. Thus, acidity in the stomach is decreased.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Proton pump inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00736

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Emozul 40 mg gastro-resistant capsules, hard - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 14 August 2019]. Available from:

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