Strip of 10 tablets Generic name: Esomeprazol (Torrent Pharmaceuticals )

It contains a medicine called esomeprazole. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that y our stomach produces. It is S-isomer of omeprazole that binds to H+/K+-exchanging ATPase (proton pump) in gastric parietal cells, interfering with the final step of acid release in the stomach. Thus, acidity in the stomach is decreased.



  • H.pylori eradication,
  • GERD,
  • Duodenal ulcers,
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome,
  • NSAID-Induced Gastric Ulcer,
  • Frequent Heartburn



This medicine should be taken an hour before food. An adequate amount of water should be consumed with this medicine.


Side Effects:


Common side effect:

  • Headache,
  • Effects on your stomach or gut: diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, wind (flatulence), Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting), Benign polyps in the stomach.


Uncommon(may affect up to 1 in 100 people): 

  • Swelling of the feet and ankles,
  • Disturbed sleep (insomnia),
  • Dizziness,
  • tingling feelings such as “pins and needles”,
  • feeling sleepy,
  • Spinning feeling (vertigo),
  • Dry mouth, 
  • Skin rash,
  • lumpy rash (hives) and itchy skin,
  • Fracture of the hip,
  • wrist or spine