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Brand name: Esomeprazole (Actavis)

Esomeprazole (Actavis) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) esomeprazole. On this page you will find out more about Esomeprazole (Actavis), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: esomeprazole

Over 65 years of age?

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Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Esomeprazole (Actavis) 20 mg enteric tablet, 7

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What this medicine is for

It is indicated for:,Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD): treatment of erosive reflux oesophagitis, long-term management of patients with healed oesophagitis to prevent relapse and symptomatic treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).,Patients requiring NSAID therapy: short-term treatment of upper gastrointestinal symptoms associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID (non-selective and COX-2 selective) therapy, healing of gastric ulcers associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID (non-selective and COX-2 selective) therapy and prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers associated with non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug NSAID (non-selective and COX-2 selective) therapy in patients at risk.,Prevention of rebleeding of gastric or duodenal ulcers following treatment with IV Esomeprazole solution by intravenous infusion (intravenous dosage form can be available from other brands).,Pathological hypersecretory conditions including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and idiopathic hypersecretion, in combination with appropriate antibiotics for: healing of duodenal ulcer associated with Helicobacter pylori and eradication of Helicobacter pylori in patients with active or healed peptic ulcer.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance elliptically shaped, biconvex, light pink enteric coated tablets
Dosage Form Tablet, enteric coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
15: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in Original Container,Protect from Light
Life time 24 Months
Pack type 2
Pack type 2
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in Original Container,Protect from Light
Life time 24 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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