ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

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ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information

ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification


ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Brandname


ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule is used for the Treatment

Esomeprazole (es-oh-ME-pray-zole) Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also used with antibiotics to treat certain types of ulcers.

When To Not Use ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to esomeprazole or similar medicines such as omeprazole (Prilosec®), lansoprazole (Prevacid®), or pantoprazole (Protonix®).

How Should You Use ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

Delayed Release Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine at least 1 hour before a meal.
  • Swallow the capsule whole. If you cannot swallow the capsule, you may open it and pour the medicine into a small amount of soft food such as yogurt or applesauce. Stir this mixture well and swallow it without chewing.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Storage

Store ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using ketoconazole (Nizoral®), iron supplements, digoxin (Lanoxin®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), or amoxicillin (Amoxil®).

ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease.

ESOMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Increased stomach pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, or constipation

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