Esofence 40mg Tablet

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Merck Ltd

Composition for Esofence 40mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Acidity, Heartburn, Intestinal ulcers
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60.2
₹6.02/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Esofence Tablet

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Uses of Esofence Tablet

Esofence 40mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
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Side effects of Esofence Tablet

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence.

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How to use Esofence 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Esofence 40mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Esofence Tablet works

Esofence 40mg tablet lowers the acid production in the stomach.

In Depth Information on Esofence Tablet

Expert advice for Esofence Tablet

  • 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.
  • Esofence can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Esofence can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Esofence is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
  • Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
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Warnings
Special precautions for Esofence 40mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and ca
use acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Esofence 40mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Esofence 40mg 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.
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Driving
SAFE
Esofence 40mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
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Esofence 40mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Esofence 40mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
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Liver
Esofence 40mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Esofence 40mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Medzol 1mg Injection, Anzilum 0.5mg Tablet, Zathrin Redimix Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Esomeprazole, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Esofence 40mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Esomeprazole

No, Esofence is not available as an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.
Esofence can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. But antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Esofence. This is because Esofence requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and hence decrease the action of Esofence.
Esofence is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Yes, Esofence 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.
Esofence can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Esofence is not known to lower weight. However, it may cause damage to your stomach lining on a long term use and weight loss could be an indication of the same or it can be due to an underlying condition which requires immediate attention.
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Esofence. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking Esofence.
Q. Why is Esofence better than omeprazole?
Esofence and Omeprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Esofence is an S-isomer of omeprazole and is seen to provide more effective and rapid acid control than omeprazole, without any increase in side effects and fewer variations in response between different patients.
Esofence can lower the magnesium levels in your body and this can cause palpitations. You must get your magnesium levels checked regularly if you have to use this medicine for more than three months.
Esofence 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. Is Esofence better than rabeprazole?
Both Esofence and rabeprazole are similar in efficacy and safety. One study mentions rabeprazole as a better choice for mild-to-moderate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) compared to Esofence while another study mentions Esofence provides a more effective and faster acid-inhibitory effect.
Q. Is Esofence better than ranitidine?
Both Esofence and ranitidine lower acid production in your stomach and treat heartburn and heal stomach and intestine ulcers. There are not many studies which compare Esofence with ranitidine. However, one study mentions that Esofence once daily is more effective and well-tolerated compared ranitidine twice daily for healing gastric ulcers.
Q. Can I take Esofence with domperidone?
Esofence can be taken with domperidone. Esofence decreases the acid secretion and domperidone increases the gut motility and helps in nausea and vomiting. It is safe to use the two medicines together and these are also available as a fixed-dose combination and help in the treatment of heartburn, stomach and duodenal ulcers and gastritis.
Q. Can I take Esofence with clopidogrel?
Esofence decreases the activation of clopidogrel and hence reduces its effectivity. Avoid using both drugs together or use an alternate drug. Patients who are taking these medicines together needs to be monitored closely by a doctor.
Q. Can I take Esofence with levosulpiride?
Esofence can be taken with levosulpiride. Esofence decreases the acid secretion and levosulpiride increases the intestinal motility. It is safe to use the two medicines together. Esofence is also available as a fixed-dose combination with levosulpiride. This combination helps in the treatment of heartburn, stomach and duodenal ulcers and gastritis.
Q. Is dexlansoprazole better than Esofence?
Dexlansoprazole and Esofence belong to the same class of medicines and works the same way. Some studies mention that dexlansoprazole helps in better control of symptoms like heartburn as compared to Esofence, however, there is no definitive evidence for this and different patients may find that one works better for them than the other.
Esofence belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. While antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Tinnitus has been reported as a rare side effect with Esofence (<1% patients taking this drug). Please consult your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking Esofence.
Yes, Esofence does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Esofence after the expiry date.
No, Esofence is not an antibiotic. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Can I take Esofence with nitrofurantoin?
Esofence can be taken with nitrofurantoin. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Esofence with ranitidine?
Yes, Esofence can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Esofence do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.
Q. Can I take Esofence with ibuprofen?
Esofence can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Esofence with hyoscine?
Esofence can be taken with hyoscine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Tiredness is a rare side effect seen with Esofence. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness as this may be due to some liver abnormalities as Esofence breaks down in the liver or due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Weight gain has not be reported to occur with Esofence. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Esofence does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Esofence and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.
Patients with the underlying cardiac disease can take Esofence. However, Esofence can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by these patients. They may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Esofence decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects, so the patients taking these medicines together should also be monitored regularly.
Esofence is seen to increase the antitumor effect of the medicines with no added side effects. Since cancer patients may also take many medicines for the primary cancer treatment or for other symptoms and infections, there are chances of drug-drug interactions with Esofence. So, it should be used only as advised by your doctor.
Q. How is Esofence different from pantoprazole?
Esofence and pantoprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are seen to be equally effective in the treatment of disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. However, as per some research studies, pantoprazole provides significantly faster first-time relief from daytime and night-time GERD-related symptoms than Esofence.
Q. Is Esofence more effective than lansoprazole?
Yes, Esofence is seen to achieve a better acid control and is more effective in relief of heartburn symptoms and acid reflux symptoms as compared to lansoprazole in many research studies. Also, healing rates were consistently high with Esofence.
Q. Can I take Esofence with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer?
Sodium bicarbonate buffer can protect against acid degradation of Esofence in addition to immediate antacid action. Esofence can be taken with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer only in a manner as prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Esofence with naproxen?
Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body. Esofence and naproxen can be taken together. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects of using Esofence with naproxen.
Esofence is not a narcotic. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Constipation has been reported as a common side effect of Esofence. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. What is the difference between Esofence and famotidine ?
Esofence is a proton pump inhibitor whereas Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker. Esofence is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Esofence is not a steroid. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
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