Esomeprazole
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Esomeprazole?

(es oh ME pray zol)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat gastrointestinal ulcers caused by infection.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat ulcers of the esophagus (swallowing tube).

• This medicine is used to treat syndromes caused by huge amounts of stomach acid.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Use caution if you have risk factors for osteoporosis (alcohol use, cigarette smoking, other family members with osteoporosis, taking medicines to treat seizures, taking steroids).

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Diarrhea.

• Hip, spine, or wrist fractures may rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an...

 
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