Empraz 40mg Tab is a medicine that reduces the amount of excess acid made by your stomach and is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion stomach ulcers, acid reflux disease called GERD and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach. Empraz 40mg Tab is also generally prescribed to aid in preventing ulcers from forming in the stomach and also heartburn caused by the use of strong painkillers. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Empraz 40mg Tab is Esomeprazole 40 MG
Empraz 40mg Tab is a medicine that helps to stop dyspepsia, heartburn and epigastric pain. Empraz 40mg Tab reduces the amount of acid that the stomach makes and are also taken to prevent and treat ulcers that form in the stomach.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this tab
Empraz 40mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Empraz 40mg Tab. Some common side-effects are as follows:
Empraz 40mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take it at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time.
It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Empraz 40mg Tab contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take Empraz 40mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.
safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. It is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing Empraz 40mg Tab.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk. Whether it may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor before using it.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. It can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
This medication is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). With amoxicillin and clarithromycin it is used for treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection and duodenal ulcer. It is also used to aid in reduction in occurrence of gastric ulcers associated with continuous NSAID therapy, and in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It blocks the production of stomach acid.
Esomeprazole helps avoid harm to the GI (gastrointestinal) tract caused by stomach acid or infection.
GERD: 20 or 40 mg is given once daily for 4-8 weeks. In children ages 1-11, the dose is 10 or 20 mg daily. H. pylori: 40 mg is administered once daily in combination with amoxicillin and clarithromycin for 10 days. NSAID-induced ulcers: 20 to 40 mg daily for 6 months. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is treated with 40 mg twice daily. It comes as a tablet or capsule to take by mouth, once a day, one hour before meal.
Headache. Loose stools (diarrhea). Hip, spine, or wrist fractures may rarely happen.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to esomeprazole or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. A fast heartbeat. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Very bad belly pain. Very bad bone pain. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Any bruising or bleeding. Seizures. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Injection: Powder for injection: Store at (20 - 25°C). Protect from light. Reconstituted solution for injection should be stored at room temperature up to 30°C and administered within 12 hr after preparation.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants
Empraz 40mg Tab is a medicine that reduces the amount of excess acid made by your stomach and is used to treat and prevent heartburn, indigestion stomach ulcers, acid reflux disease called GERD and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach. This medicine is also generally prescribed to aid in preventing ulcers from forming in the stomach and also heartburn caused by the use of strong painkillers.
Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, headache, nausea or vomiting, excessive gas in stomach, stomach pain, skin rash, difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet, irregular heartbeat, diarrhoea, unusual tiredness and weakness and decreased appetite.
It can be taken atleast an hour before taking food.
Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, stomach cancer, porphyria, liver problems, decreased kidney function should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.
No. It does not make you drowsy.
No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like diarrhea, rash, sleep disorders, irritability, confusion, nausea, swelling of face, throat, lips or neck and kidney problems.
This medicine may not be safe but please consult your doctor.
Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.
Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).
No. Please swallow it whole.
This is a safe medicine and most children can take it without having any side-effects.
The effect of this medicine starts to show in an hour of taking it. The patient will start to feel better in 2-3 days. However, it may take 4-5 weeks for complete relief.
Effect of medication lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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