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Brand name: Esomeprazole (GH)

Esomeprazole (GH) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) esomeprazole. On this page you will find out more about Esomeprazole (GH), 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

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Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Esomeprazole (GH) 40 mg enteric tablet, 30

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What this medicine is for

Esomeprazole enteric-coated tablet indicated for:,1] Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD),- Treatment of erosive reflux oesophagitis,- Long-term management of patients with healed oesophagitis to prevent relapse,- Symptomatic treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD),2] 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,- 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.,3] Prevention of rebleeding of gastric or duodenal ulcers following treatment with esomeprazole solution administered by intravenous infusion.,4] Pathological hypersecretory conditions including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and idiopathic hypersecretion,In combination with appropriate antibiotics for:,- Healing of duodenal ulcer associated with Helicobacter pylori,- Eradication of Helicobacter pylori in patients with active or healed peptic ulcer

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Pink coloured, oblong, biconvex, coated tablets debossed with '40' on one side and 'CE' on the other.
Dosage Form Tablet, enteric coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
75 CC HDPE with 38 mm neck (with induction sealing liner) containing molecular sieve desiccant canister) of 30's: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
HDPE bottle pack (120CC HDPE bottle with 38 mm neck (with induction sealing liner) containing molecular sieve desiccant canister.) of 56's: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Keep Container Tightly Closed/Airtight
Life time 24 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 April 2018

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