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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Alton 20. Please consult your doctor.
Alton 20 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
Alton 20 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
It is not known whether Alton 20 alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and re... View More
Alton 20 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Alton 20 is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any kidn... View More
Alton 20 should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alton 20 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Alton 20 is a medicine which reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and problems in your food p... View More
Uses of Alton 20
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
- Peptic ulcer disease
Side effects of Alton 20
- Dryness in mouth
- Abdominal pain
How to use Alton 20
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alton 20 is to be taken em... View More
How Alton 20 works
Alton 20 is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and ... View More
What if you forget to take Alton 20?
If you miss a dose of Alton 20, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your ... View More
- It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
- Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
- Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
- Long-term use of Alton 20 can cause weak bones and a deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or ... View More
- Consult your doctor right away if you develop decreased urination, edema (swelling due to fluid retention), lower back pain, nausea, fatigue, and rash o... View More
Heartburn, Acid Related Dyspepsia, Peptic ulcer disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Helicobacter pylori infecti... View More
Delayed-release cap: Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach 1 hr before meals. Tab: May be taken with or without food.
GERD Without Erosive Esophagitis 20 mg PO qDay for 4 weeks; consider an additional 4 weeks of treatment if symptoms do not resolve completely in the fi... View More
GERD Without Erosive Esophagitis Oral <1 year: Safety and efficacy not established 1-12 years: 10-20 mg PO qDay for up to 8 weeks >12 years: 20-40 m... View More
Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.
Esomeprazole is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation or to substituted Benzimidazoles.
Mode of Action
Esomeprazole is a PPI that suppresses gastric acid secretion by inhibiting H+/K+ ATPase in the gastric parietal cell. It is the S-isomer of omeprazole.
Paediatric; pregnancy, lactation. Malignancy and hepatic impairment. Increased risk of developing certain infections such as community-acquired pneumoni... View More
>10% Headache (2-11%) 1-10% Flatulence (10%),Indigestion (6%),Nausea (6%),Abdominal pain (1-6%),Diarrhea (2-4%),Xerostomia (3-4%),Dizziness (2-3%),... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; esomeprazole is the S-isomer of omeprazole; available epidemiologic data... View More
Increased risk of digoxin-induced cardiotoxic effects. Increased risk of hypomagnesaemia w/ diuretics. May increase INR and prothrombin time w/ warfarin... View More
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