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Esomeprazole Strontium
ESOMEPRAZOLE prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in the stomach, and inflammation of the esophagus. It can also be used to prevent ulcers in patients taking medicines called NSAIDs. Compare proton pump inhibitors.
Prescription Settings
brand
capsule
49.3mg
30 capsules
Esomeprazole Strontium(brand)
capsule
49.3mg
30 capsules

Esomeprazole Strontium Side Effects

What should I watch for?

If you are taking this medicine without a prescription, it may take 1 to 4 days for it to fully relieve your heartburn.

If you are using this medicine with a prescription from your healthcare professional for a more serious condition, it can take several days before your condition gets better. Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not start to get better, or if it gets worse.

If you take this medicine for long periods of time, you may need blood work done.

This medicine may cause a decrease in vitamin B12. You should make sure that you get enough vitamin B12 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare

Bloody, black, or tarry stools

chest pain or tightness

cough

difficulty with swallowing

dizziness

excess air or gas in the stomach

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals

pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

skin rash, hives, or itching

slow heartbeat

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Incidence not known

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

chills

dark urine

diarrhea

drowsiness

headache

high fever

joint or muscle pain

light-colored stools

loss of appetite

mood or mental changes

muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching

nausea

seizures

sore throat

trembling

unexplained bleeding or bruising

vomiting

watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Difficulty having a bowel movement

dry mouth

passing gas

Rare

Back pain

change in taste

changes in vision

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears

hearing loss

hiccup

Incidence not known

Hair loss or thinning of the hair

swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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