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Esokem 40 Tablet

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Overview

Esokem Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleepiness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Esokem 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. Esokem 40 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Esokem Tablet works

Esokem 40 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.

Esokem Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Esokem 40 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Esokem 40 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
CAUTION
Esokem 40 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Esokem 40 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Esokem 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Esokem 40 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
Esokem 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Esokem 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Esokem Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Esokem 40 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

  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
       
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Esokem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
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 Esokem

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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,
Feeling pain of both kidneys suspecting may be due to swollen kidney but not due to kidney stones. Taking potrate mb6 syrup, cystone tablets for kidney stones. Ursocol 300, evion 400 for fatty liver nd high SPGT levels. Please suggest how to deal with this as am confused due to both problems at a time nd interlinked.I Stopped taking feburic 40 tablets after finding high SPGT levels.Please suggest an advise
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. I suppose you have acid reflux. Just take a combination of Pantoprazole and domepridone.
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FAQs

Q. Can a patient undergoing dialysis take Esokem?

Esokem 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 Esokem with domperidone?

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

Q. Is Esokem available over the counter?

No, Esokem 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 Esokem with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?

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

Q. Is Esokem safe to use?

Yes, Esokem 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 Esokem with ranitidine?

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

Q. Can the use of Esokem cause weight gain?

Esokem is not known to cause weight gain.

Q. Can the use of Esokem affect birth control?

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

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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