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Eskimo 40 mg Tablet

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Overview

Eskimo Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Eskimo Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Eskimo 40 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Eskimo Tablet works

Eskimo 40 mg Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Eskimo Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Eskimo 40 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Eskimo 40 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Eskimo 40 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Eskimo 40 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Eskimo 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Eskimo 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
Eskimo 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Eskimo 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Eskimo Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Eskimo 40 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
  • Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Eskimo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Eskimo

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Suffering from acid reflux disease due to which pain in throat and right side of lower abdomen
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can take Robinia 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Nixocid tab 2 tab thrice daily for a month, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
I grind my teeth in sleep. What should i do?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Grinding your teeth or bruxism is a sleep related movement disorder.Doctors don't completely understand what causes bruxism. Possible physical or psychological causes may include: Emotions, such as anxiety, stress, anger, frustration or tension Aggressive, competitive or hyperactive personality type Abnormal alignment of upper and lower teeth (malocclusion) Other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea Response to pain from an earache or teething (in children) Stomach acid reflux into the esophagus An uncommon side effect of some psychiatric medications, such as phenothiazines or certain antidepressants A coping strategy or focusing habit Complication resulting from a disorder such as Huntington's disease or Parkinson's diseaseIn case it is causing damage to your teeth , visit a dentist.In case you have headache, facial pain, get a psychiatric evaluation
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FAQs

Q. Can a patient undergoing dialysis take Eskimo?

Eskimo can be taken by a patient undergoing dialysis in a manner as prescribed by the doctor. This is extensively bound to proteins in the body, so, it is not expected to be removed by dialysis.

Q. Can I take Eskimo with domperidone?

Eskimo can be taken with domperidone. Eskimo decreases the acid secretion and domperidone increases the gut motility and helps in reducing nausea and vomiting.

Q. Is Eskimo available over the counter?

No, Eskimo is not available as an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.

Q. Can I take Eskimo with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?

Eskimo can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. However, antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Eskimo. This is because the other antacids can interfere with the effec of Eskimo when they are taken simultaneously.

Q. Is Eskimo safe to use?

Yes, Eskimo is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Q. Can I take Eskimo with ranitidine?

Yes, Eskimo can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Eskimo do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.

Q. Can the use of Eskimo cause weight gain?

Eskimo is not known to cause weight gain.

Q. Can the use of Eskimo affect birth control?

Eskimo does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Eskimo and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.

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