Esomeprazole magnesium dihydrate is a leading proton pump inhibitor.
Keep taking ESOMEPRAZOLE ACTAVIS for as long as your doctor recommends.
ESOMEPRAZOLE ACTAVIS is also taken to help heal and prevent ulcers caused by NSAIDs.
Animal studies with esomeprazole do not indicate direct or indirect harmful effects with respect to embryonal foetal development. If you take esomeprazole twice a day, take one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening. Since it may take 1 to 4 days to have full effect, these products do not relieve heartburn right away. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. Esomeprazole belongs to a new class of antisecretory compounds, the substituted benzimidazoles, that do not exhibit anticholinergic or H2 histamine antagonistic properties, but that suppress gastric acid secretion by specific inhibition of the H K ATPase at the secretory surface of the gastric parietal cell.
Some researchers have suggested that PPIs might interfere with the absorption of calcium, iron, and vitamin B 12, but more studies are needed to confirm this. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
This procedure should be discussed with your doctor for information on the risks that apply to you.
One possible risk is luteal phase defect.
This risk may occur early in the treatment and may increase with duration of use.
This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly.
If you are breastfeeding, research suggests that Macrobid poses minimal risk to the infant.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. In patients who fail therapy, susceptibility testing should be done. In older patients, also consider an endoscopy.