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  • Esomeprazole 20MG
 
 
 

Esomaprazole decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach and is used to treat gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Esomaprazole is treats the symptoms of GERD, allowing the esophagus to heal, and prevent further damage to the esophagus. It is also used in combination with other medications to prevent stomach ulcers. Esomaprazole is in a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors.

How Taken
Esomaprazole comes as an extended release (long acting) capsule for oral administration. The general dosage for Esomaprazole is a capsule a day, taken at least one hour before a meal. It is recommended to take Esomaprazole at around the same time every day. The capsule should be swallowed whole. If you have difficulty swallowing capsules, you can open the capsule, and the granules can be sprinkled on applesauce and swallowed immediately. The granules should not be chewed or crushed. Follow your doctor`s directions on your prescription label. Don not take more of this medication or for a longer period of time than prescribed by your doctor.

Missed Dose
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Storage
Store this medication at room temperature 15–30°C (59–86°F). Keep away from children and excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

More Information
Notify your doctor about all other medications you are taking. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Esomaprazole.