What are Esomeprazole Tablets?
Esomeprazole is classified as PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) medication. The medication is useful in the treatment of oesophagus and stomach problems such as ulcers, hyper acidity, and acid reflux. It works by effectively reducing the level of acid the stomach produces hence relieving painful symptoms such as persistent coughing, heartburns, and difficulty swallowing. You cannot buy esomeprazole UK over the counter, it's a prescription only medicines. It's therefore important you're buying from a reputable source such as Meds for Less to avoid receiving counterfeit or unlicenced esomeprazole tablets.
How does Esomeprazole work?
Esomeprazole tablets work 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 lesser acid. This helps acid reflux, hyper acidity, and certain ulcers.
Lansoprazole vs Esomeprazole
Lansoprazole and esomeprazole are both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) used to treat acid-related conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers, and erosive esophagitis. While they belong to the same class of medications and work in a similar manner by reducing stomach acid production, there are some differences between them. Esomeprazole is considered to be slightly more potent and has a longer duration of action compared to lansoprazole. It may provide more effective symptom relief and healing of esophageal damage in some cases. However, individual responses to these medications can vary, and some individuals may find lansoprazole to be equally effective. The choice between lansoprazole and esomeprazole often depends on factors such as the specific condition being treated, individual patient response, and cost considerations. At Meds for Less, you can buy Esomeprazole and Lansoprazole after a short text-based consultation with a healthcare provider.
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.
What is the proper dosage for Esomeprazole?
At Meds for Less you can buy Esomprazole 20mg and Esomeprazole 40mg.
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.
This medication has not been used among children below 2 years old and so it cannot be used on pediatric patients on this age range.
Esomeprazole Side Effects:
Like any other medicine, Esomeprazole oral capsules come with certain side effects.. If you are wary about the adverse of the drug, always check on the patient information leaflet issued by the manufacturer.
Here are the most common side effects of Esomeprazole medication:
iii) Stomach pain
vii) Blood in urine
ix) Frequent urination
xi) Light headedness
iii) Stomach pain
vii) Blood in urine
viii) Frequent urination
x) Light headedness
Should these side effects occur, they are often mild and will surely go away in a few days or weeks. If they are rather severe and do not go away easily, make sure to contact your nurse, pharmacist, or physician regarding it.
There are some few cases of reported serious side effects of Esomeprazole. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately. Contact 911 if your symptoms appear to be fatal or life-threatening or where your condition requires immediate medical attention.
Serious Side Effects of Esomeprazole:
ii) Muscle weakness
iii) Exhaustion or tiredness
vi) Abnormal heart rate
vii) Fast heart rate or palpitations
ix) Joint or muscle aches
x) Spasm of your voice box
xii) Spasms of your hands and feet
xiii) Low magnesium levels
Using Esomeprazole for more than three months can drastically reduce magnesium levels in the body. If you have used the medication for longer period and/or you want to stop the medication altogether, consult your nurse, doctor, or pharmacist before doing so. Do not attempt to increase your dose or lower it without proper advice from a health care professional.
This medication can interact with other drugs, supplements, vitamins, or herbs patients might be taking. The interaction occurs when another medicine impacts the way a certain medication works in the body. This can hinder the way the drug works and can be very dangerous. Avoid these interactions by asking your doctor and let him know about all the medications, supplements, and herbs you are taking.
Esomeprazole does not cause drowsiness. One can still drive, operate machinery, or perform tasks that require mental alertness and focus while on medication. However, there are some side effects that can be experienced. The side effects can differ from one person to another considering their age, medical condition, treatment taken, and more. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication.
How do I buy Esomeprazole UK?
Esomeprazole tablets are a prescription only medication, you'll need to consult with a healthcare provider before using Esomeprazole to ensure it's a suitable treatment option.
Esomeprazole is commonly used medicine you can buy esomeprazole boots, lloyds or other high street pharmacies with a prescription. However, if you're looking for a modern and convenient way to manage your health, you can safely buy Esomeprazole online at Med for Less. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Esomeprazole is the right medication for your medical condition.