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What is esomeprazole?

Esomeprazole is a prescription drug. Some forms are also available over the counter, but this article covers the prescription version only.

Esomeprazole magnesium and esomeprazole strontium come as delayed-release capsules. Esomeprazole magnesium also comes as a liquid suspension. Esomeprazole sodium comes in an intravenous (IV) form, which is only given by a healthcare provider.

Esomeprazole magnesium is available as the brand-name drug Nexium and as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.

Description

The active ingredient in the proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules, 5-methoxy-2-[(S)-[(4-methoxy-3,5-dimethyl-2- pyridyl)methyl]sulfinyl]benzimidazole, magnesium salt (2:1). Esomeprazole is the S-isomer of omeprazole, which is a mixture of the S- and R- isomers. (Initial U.S. approval of esomeprazole magnesium: 2001). Its molecular formula is C34H36MgN6O6S2 with molecular weight of 713.12 on an anhydrous basis.

The magnesium salt is an off-white to pale cream colored powder. It is slightly soluble in water. The stability of esomeprazole magnesium is a function of pH; it rapidly degrades in acidic media, but it has acceptable stability under alkaline conditions. At pH 6.8 (buffer), the half-life of the magnesium salt is about 19 hours at 25°C and about 8 hours at 37°C.

Highlights for esomeprazole

Esomeprazole magnesium oral capsule is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name: Nexium.

Esomeprazole comes in three forms. Esomeprazole magnesium and esomeprazole strontium are available as delayed-release capsules. Esomeprazole magnesium is also available as a liquid suspension. Esomeprazole sodium is available in an intravenous (IV) form, which is only given by a healthcare provider.

Esomeprazole magnesium oral capsule is used to treat conditions caused by too much acid production in your stomach. These conditions include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and Helicobacter pylori infections. It’s also used to prevent stomach ulcers due to the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Important warnings

Kidney damage warning: This drug may cause kidney damage. Tell your doctor if you have pain in the side of your back or changes in urination during treatment. These are signs of kidney problems.

Severe diarrhea warning: This drug can cause Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. This may result in mild diarrhea or severe inflammation of your colon. Severe reactions can be fatal (cause death). Call your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking this drug.

Long-term use warning: Using this drug for a long time comes with risks. It increases your risk of osteoporosis-related bone breaks in your hip, wrist, or spine. It may also cause inflammation of your stomach lining and low blood levels of magnesium. Taking this drug long term can also make it harder for your body to absorb vitamin B-12. This can lead to a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Talk to your doctor about how long you can safely take this drug.

Precautions

Before taking esomeprazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to similar drugs (such as lansoprazole, omeprazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, lupus.

Some symptoms may actually be signs of a more serious condition. Get medical help right away if you have: heartburn with lightheadedness/sweating/dizziness, chest/jaw/arm/shoulder pain (especially with shortness of breath, unusual sweating), unexplained weight loss.

In addition, before you self-treat with this medication, get medical help right away if you have any of these signs of a serious condition: trouble/pain swallowing food, bloody vomit, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, bloody/black stools, heartburn for over 3 months, frequent chest pain, frequent wheezing (especially with heartburn), nausea/vomiting, stomach pain.

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