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Esomeprazole is a medicine that belongs to the family of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI). It is used to treat conditions such as acid reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and heartburn. It works by preventing certain cells within the stomach lining from producing acid. This leads to a decrease in acid refluxing up towards the respiratory tract and causing symptoms associated with all the conditions above. It is recommended that the patient take a daily dose regularly for therapeutic results to be at its most effective.
- Used to treat acid reflux and heartburn
- Cheaper version of Nexium Control
- Provides up to 24 hours of relief
Buy Esomeprazole Online
You can order Esomeprazole for acid reflux from our UK registered online pharmacy. No prescription is required, however, you will need to complete an online assessment, so our prescriber can issue a prescription to our pharmacy. If the prescriber approves your order, a prescription is passed to our pharmacy, who will then dispense and dispatch your medication.
What is Esomeprazole?
Esomeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Esomeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
Esomeprazole is a PPI medication. It is a class of drug that is known as proton pump inhibitors. This medicine reduces acid in the stomach and is commonly used for the treatment of indigestion, acid reflux, and heartburn. Esomeprazole is widely taken to treat stomach ulcers to treat stomach ulcers too.
How does Esomeprazole work?
Esomeprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach produces. It does this by blocking a system in the cells of your stomach called the proton pump. The proton pump works in the final step of acid production. When the proton pump is blocked, your stomach makes less acid. This can help decrease your symptoms.
Esomeprazole works by effectively reducing the level of acidity and the amount of acid produced inside the stomach. It works by blocking certain systems in the cell walls of the stomach refer to as proton pump. The process impacts the final stages of acid production. Whenever the proton pump is effectively blocked, the stomach creates less acid. This helps acid reflux, hyperacidity, and certain ulcers.
Esomeprazole 20mg Capsules
Esomeprazole Side Effects
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking esomeprazole.
Common side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
There are some rare yet severe side effects associated with esomeprazole. You should seek medical attention if you experience joint pain along with a red skin rash, especially in parts of your body exposed to the sun, such as your arms, cheeks and nose.
Patient Information Leaflet
How do I use Esomeprazole?
Take Esomeprazole medication by mouth. Swallow the capsule as a whole, do not break, crush, or chew the medication. Take the medication as directed by your physician, often once a day for at least one hour before a full meal. The Esomeprazole dosage and treatment will vary depending on your health condition as well as your treatment response. Do not attempt to take more or less of the drug, use it as directed by your prescriber or as indicated in the product information leaflet. If you must take antacids together with this medication, allow at least 30 minutes interval before taking another medication.
Esomeprazole is a prescription only medication. You may purchase the lowest strength available in pharmacies. The lowest dose is 10mg tablet. Other strengths available are 20 and 40 milligrams.
For stomach infection or duodenal ulcer of patients aged 18 years and older, take 20 milligrams Esomeprazole once a day for 4 weeks.
For duodenal ulcer caused by helicobacter pylori infection of patients aged 18 years and older, take 20 milligrams twice a day for 10 days.
For gastric ulcer of patients aged 18 years and older, take 40 milligrams once a day for 4-8 weeks of treatment.
For GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease of patients aged 18 years and older, take 20 milligrams Esomeprazole e once a day for 4 weeks.
What is Esomeprazole?
Esomeprazole is a medication used to reduce the amount of acid your stomach produces. It can be used to treat many conditions such as stomach ulcers and acid reflux. It belongs to a family of medicines called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). These act on the proton pumps in the stomach to reduce the amount of stomach acid produced.
Is Esomeprazole better than Omeprazole?
Both medicines are very similar and used to treat similar conditions. They generally work as well as each other but this can vary between patients. For some people, one might be more effective than the other. If you think Esomeprazole isn’t effective for you, discuss with your doctor about switching to a different PPI such as Omeprazole.
What is the best time to take Esomeprazole?
Usually, when you take one dose of Esomeprazole a day, you are advised to take it in the morning. However, you can take it at any time of the day and it should still be effective. Always take it as your doctor has told you to.
If you have been prescribed Esomeprazole twice a day, you should take one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening.
What can I take instead of Esomeprazole?
Can you buy Esomeprazole over the counter in the UK?
Esomeprazole is available to buy over the counter under the brand name Nexium Control. This is available in packs of 7 or 14 tablets in 20 mg strength. Large pack sizes or higher strengths of Esomeprazole in the UK require a prescription.
You can request to order prescription-strength Esomeprazole using our online prescribing service. Our prescriber will review your medical assessment and prescribe it if safe and suitable to do so. Our pharmacy will then deliver the medicines to your chosen address via DPD or Royal Mail (please see delivery info here)
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