Esoprz 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Esoprz Tablet

Esoprz 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).

Esoprz Tablet side effects

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

How to use Esoprz 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. Esoprz 20 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
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How Esoprz Tablet works

Esoprz 20 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.

Esoprz Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Esoprz 20 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Esoprz 20 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
Esoprz 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Esoprz 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Esoprz 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
Esoprz 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Esoprz 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Esoprz Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Esoprz 20 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.
  • You have been prescribed Esoprz 20 mg Tablet to reduce stomach acid and heal stomach ulcers.
  • 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 Esoprz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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MODERATE
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MODERATE
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MINOR
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MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Esoprz

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Now I am taking esomeprazole-40mg once in the morning in empty stomach. What is the best medicine in ayurveda for acidity?What should be best medicine in stead of allopathic?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
there are a lotbof medicines to cure acidity in Ayurveda. syrup smllapitta mishran 10 ml thrice before meal, and powder anago 1 spoon befre meal twice. Anago powder is my self prepared medicine and is very effective. follow a healthy lifestyle, avoid junk spicy oily food
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Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
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FAQs

Q. Is Esoprz available over the counter?
No, Esoprz 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 Esoprz with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?
Esoprz can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. But antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Esoprz. This is because Esoprz requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and hence decrease the action of Esoprz.
Q. Is Esoprz a controlled substance?
Esoprz is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Esoprz safe to use?
Yes, Esoprz 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 Esoprz with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Esoprz can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Q. Does Esoprz cause weight loss?
Esoprz 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.
Q. Does Esoprz cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Esoprz. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking Esoprz.
Q. Why is Esoprz better than omeprazole?
Esoprz 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. Esoprz 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.
Q. Does Esoprz cause palpitations (feeling of rapid, strong heart beat)?
Esoprz 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.
Q. Can a patient undergoing dialysis take Esoprz?
Esoprz 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 Esoprz better than rabeprazole?
Both Esoprz 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 Esoprz while another study mentions Esoprz provides a more effective and faster acid-inhibitory effect.
Q. Is Esoprz better than ranitidine?
Both Esoprz and ranitidine lower acid production in your stomach and treat heartburn and heal stomach and intestine ulcers. There are not many studies which compare Esoprz with ranitidine. However, one study mentions that Esoprz once daily is more effective and well-tolerated compared ranitidine twice daily for healing gastric ulcers.
Q. Can I take Esoprz with domperidone?
Esoprz can be taken with domperidone. Esoprz 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 Esoprz with clopidogrel?
Esoprz 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 Esoprz with levosulpiride?
Esoprz can be taken with levosulpiride. Esoprz decreases the acid secretion and levosulpiride increases the intestinal motility. It is safe to use the two medicines together. Esoprz 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 Esoprz?
Dexlansoprazole and Esoprz 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 Esoprz, however, there is no definitive evidence for this and different patients may find that one works better for them than the other.
Q. Is Esoprz an antacid?
Esoprz 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.
Q. Does Esoprz cause tinnitus?
Tinnitus has been reported as a rare side effect with Esoprz (<1% patients taking this drug). Please consult your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking Esoprz.
Q. Does Esoprz has an expiry date?
Yes, Esoprz does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Esoprz after the expiry date.
Q. Is Esoprz an antibiotic?
No, Esoprz 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 Esoprz with nitrofurantoin?
Esoprz 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 Esoprz with ranitidine?
Yes, Esoprz can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Esoprz do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.
Q. Can I take Esoprz with ibuprofen?
Esoprz 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 Esoprz with hyoscine?
Esoprz can be taken with hyoscine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Esoprz cause tiredness?
Tiredness is a rare side effect seen with Esoprz. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness as this may be due to some liver abnormalities as Esoprz breaks down in the liver or due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Can the use of Esoprz cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not be reported to occur with Esoprz. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Can the use of Esoprz affect birth control?
Esoprz does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Esoprz and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.
Q. Can a patient with underlying cardiac disease take Esoprz?
Patients with the underlying cardiac disease can take Esoprz. However, Esoprz 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. Esoprz decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects, so the patients taking these medicines together should also be monitored regularly.
Q. Can Esoprz be given in cancer patients?
Esoprz 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 Esoprz. So, it should be used only as advised by your doctor.
Q. How is Esoprz different from pantoprazole?
Esoprz 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 Esoprz.
Q. Is Esoprz more effective than lansoprazole?
Yes, Esoprz 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 Esoprz.
Q. Can I take Esoprz with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer?
Sodium bicarbonate buffer can protect against acid degradation of Esoprz in addition to immediate antacid action. Esoprz can be taken with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer only in a manner as prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Esoprz with naproxen?
Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body. Esoprz and naproxen can be taken together. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects of using Esoprz with naproxen.
Q. Is Esoprz a narcotic?
Esoprz is not a narcotic. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. CAn the use of Esoprz cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported as a common side effect of Esoprz. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. What is the difference between Esoprz and famotidine ?
Esoprz is a proton pump inhibitor whereas Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker. Esoprz is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Q. Is Esoprz a steroid?
Esoprz is not a steroid. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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