Esomeprazole 20mg Tablet
|Generic Name||Esomeprazole Magnesium|
|Manufacturer||GLANMARK GENERICS LTD|
Neksium 20 mg
Neksium 20 mg contains Esomeprazole which is the latest proton-pump inhibitor developed for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is more effective in maintaining healing of erosive gastrointestinal problem. It relieves reflux symptoms sufficient to affect the patient’s wellbeing and complications. Heartburn is a quite common symptom in patients suffering from GERD. Neksium, is a proton pump inhibitor administered as a 20 mg tablet that passes through the stomach and is absorbed into the duodenum. The gastrointestinal tablet acts on the surface of gastric parietal cells, resulting in inhibition of acid secretion. It is considered to have high potency in acid inhibition than any other medicine of the proton pump inhibitor. For controlling symptoms and for healing esophagitis, it is crucial to decrease the duration of exposure to the acid refluxate. Clinical reports approve the efficacy of Esomeprazole in acid suppression, in acute and maintenance therapy of GERD as well as improving the overall quality of life. Along with the use of pharmaceutical agents to treat gastrointestinal issues, some simple lifestyle changes can also reduce GERD symptoms. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of stomach ulcers.
The dosage of the medicine will be decided by your doctor, based on your age, the severity of the condition, your medical condition. Normally, the tablet should be swallowed whole with water an hour before meal daily. Your doctor will suggest the exact dose and duration of the treatment. You should take medicine for the prescribed time, even if your symptoms resolve quickly. Long term usage may affect your magnesium levels which require medical advice.
Neksium 20 mg tablet is not suitable for some people. Before taking it, you should inform your doctor if you have severe liver problems, are taking antiviral drugs for HIV, have a history of an allergic reaction to Esomeprazole, or have a bone problem such as osteoporosis. The mechanism of action of the drug does not affect alcohol consumption, but drinking alcohol makes your stomach to release more acid than normal. Neksium can cause dizziness and affect your vision. Therefore, it is important to avoid driving and indulge in activities that need you to alert. It is not recommended to pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is a good idea to take any pharmaceutical agent under the supervision of a doctor.
Side Effects of Neksium 20 mg
Common side effects of the gastrointestinal tablet include stomach pain, feeling sick, headache, diarrhoea, or constipation. However, these adverse effects are usually mild but speak to your doctor. The risk of side effects increases with long term usage of this gastrointestinal tablet. Serious side effects of the medicine are rare, but if develop, they need medical attention. Discuss with your doctor about serious side effects of the medicine. It is best to avoid certain food that may lead to worsening of symptoms, and these may include spicy, oily, and fatty foods. Also, cut down on caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, and cola.