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To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: aliskiren, ACE Inhibitors (such as lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as valsartan, losartan), amphetamines, bisphosphonates taken by mouth (such as alendronate), drugs that can cause bleeding (including "blood thinners" such as warfarin/enoxaparin/heparin, anti-platelet drugs such as cilostazol/ticlopidine, SSRI/SNRI antidepressants such as fluoxetine/sertraline/duloxetine), clopidogrel, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), HIV drugs (such as atazanavir, nelfinavir), lithium, methotrexate (especially high-dose treatment), pemetrexed, probenecid, rifampin, St John's wort.
Some products need stomach acid so that the body can absorb them properly. These include digoxin, erlotinib, iron supplements, azole antifungals such as ketoconazole, among others. Esomeprazole decreases stomach acid, so it may change how well these other products work. Before using esomeprazole, consult your doctor or pharmacist about the other medications you take and for advice on how to reduce or avoid these types of interactions.
Do not take other products containing naproxen or proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin, NSAIDs such as celecoxib or ibuprofen). These drugs are similar to the naproxen in this product and may increase your risk of side effects if taken together. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking the aspirin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
This product can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.
This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use. Share this list with your doctor and pharmacist to lessen your risk for serious medication problems.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe stomach pain, coffee ground-like vomit, trouble breathing, extreme drowsiness, loss of consciousness, seizures.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as blood pressure, complete blood count-CBC and magnesium, liver and kidney function tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Information last revised April 2012. Copyright(c) 2012 First Databank, Inc.
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