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Active ingredient (in each capsule) Esomeprazole 20 mg
Purpose Acid reducer
(Each delayed-release capsule corresponds to 22.3 mg esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate)
treats frequent heartburn (occurs 2 or more days a week)
not intended for immediate relief of heartburn; this drug may take 1 to 4 days for full effect
Warnings Allergy alert: Do not use if you are allergic to esomeprazole
Do not use if you have:
trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools
heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating or dizziness
chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness
frequent chest pain
These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.
Ask a doctor before use if you have
had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
unexplained weight loss
nausea or vomiting
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking
warfarin, clopidogrel or cilostazol (blood-thinning medicines)
prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medicines
digoxin (heart medicine)
diazepam (anxiety medicine)
tacrolimus or mycophenolate mofetil (immune system medicines)
prescription antiretrovirals (medicines for HIV infection)
methotrexate (arthritis medicine)
Stop use and ask a doctor if
your heartburn continues or worsens
you need to take this product for more than 14 days
you need to take more than 1 course of treatment every 4 months
you get diarrhea
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
adults 18 years of age and older
this product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days
may take 1 to 4 days for full effect
14-Day Course of Treatment
swallow 1 capsule with a glass of water before eating in the morning
take every day for 14 days
do not take more than 1 capsule a day
swallow whole. Do not crush or chew capsules.
do not use for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor
Repeated 14-Day Courses (if needed)
you may repeat a 14-day course every 4 months
do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor
children under 18 years of age: ask a doctor before use. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition.
read the directions and warnings before use
keep the carton. It contains important information.