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Esomeprazole: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant pellets

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Available Strengths
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Esomeprazole 20mg DR Cap
Torrent Pharma, Inc
Pill Identification: 1154 20 mg 
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Esomeprazole 20mg DR Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Pill Identification: LOGO 6450 20 mg 
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Esomeprazole 40mg DR Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Pill Identification: LOGO 6451 40 mg 
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Esomeprazole 40mg DR Cap
Torrent Pharma, Inc
Pill Identification: 1155 40 mg 
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Esomeprazole 20mg DR Cap
Mylan Institutional LLC
Pill Identification: M150 M150 
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Esomeprazole 40mg DR Cap
Mylan Institutional LLC
Pill Identification: M151 M151 
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Esomeprazole 40mg DR Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: M151 M151 
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Esomeprazole 20mg DR Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: M150 M150 
How This Drug Works
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
PPIs prevent the stomach from making acid. Stomach cells contain a protein called the proton pump. Food entering the stomach tells the protein to "pump". PPIs work by blocking the proton pump in stomach cells from moving to the cells surface.
Stomach cells contain hydrogen/potassium ATPase, a protein also called the proton pump.  Food entering the stomach, tells hydrogen/potassium ATPase to move from inside the cell to its surface and &#34;pump&#34; acidic hydrogen ions into the stomach in exchange for non&#45;acidic potassium ions. As more hydrogen builds up in the stomach, it becomes more acidic. Although some acid is required for digestion and to kill bacteria, high levels may cause indigestion and ulcers.<br><br>PPIs work by blocking the proton pump in stomach cells from moving to the cells surface. This prevents the pump from adding hydrogen to the stomach, which decreases the amount of acid in the stomach.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Esomeprazole: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant pellets

What is this medicine?

ESOMEPRAZOLE (es oh ME pray zol) 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.

You can also buy this medicine without a prescription to treat the symptoms of heartburn. The non-prescription product is not for long-term use, unless otherwise directed by your doctor or health care professional.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Esomeprazole: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant pellets
Usage by Gender
59.81%
40.19%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
2.13%
10.69%
39.26%
47.92%
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