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Drug information on Epraz-RD (Esomeprazole) from ASTRA IDL LTD

Epraz-RD

  Capsule
ASTRA IDL LTD
Generic : Esomeprazole
 73.00
40mg/30mg
10 Tablets
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Epraz-RD may be prescribed


Side effects of Epraz-RD

  Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, aggression, agitation, depression, hallucination.

  Skin: Itching, hair loss, severe allergic reactions, photosensitivity, blistering.

  Eye and ENT: Blurred vision.

  Gastrointestinal: Flatulence, abdominal pain, stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, GI fungal infection, inflammation of pancreas and intestine, mouth ulcer, taste disturbance.

  Genitourinary: Breast enlargement in men, kidney disorder.

  Liver: Occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness and coma as a result of liver failure(Hepatic encephalopathy) , liver failure, inflammation of liver with or without jaundice.

  Blood: Decrease in white blood cells.

  Local: Injection-site reactions including mild local redness and itching with IV administration.

  Musculoskeletal: Muscular weakness, muscle pain.

  Respiratory: Asthma, respiratory tract infection.

  Miscellaneous: Severe allergic reaction/shock.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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.

How to use Epraz-RD?

It comes as a tablet or capsule to take by mouth, once a day, one hour before meal.

When is Epraz-RD not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.
It should not be co-administered with Methotrexate, clopidogrel and atazanavir.

Warnings and Precautions for Epraz-RD

Caution needed for children, pregnancy and breastfeeding women.

• It may cause malignancy and liver impairment.

• While taking this medication, there is an increased risk of developing certain infections such as community-acquired pneumonia.

Other Precautions for Epraz-RD

Take properly as per your doctor's advice.

Storage Conditions for Epraz-RD

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.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



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