Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20mg 14 Tablets
Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20mg 14 Tablets
Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets contain the active substance esomeprazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces. This medicine is used in adults for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation).
- Guardium tablets ease acid reflux & heartburn
- Active ingredient: Esomeprazole
- Reduces stomach acid production
- Prevents acid moving back up the food pipe
What symptoms or conditions can be treated with Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets?
Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets are used in adults for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms, such as heartburn and acid regurgitation. Reflux occurs when acid from the stomach flows back into the gullet, which can cause inflammation and pain. It may result in symptoms like a painful sensation in the chest that rises up to the throat (heartburn) and a sour taste in the mouth (acid regurgitation).
What is the active ingredient and how does it work?
The active ingredient in Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets is esomeprazole, which is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Esomeprazole binds to the enzymes in the stomach that produce acid, thereby reducing the amount of acid that is produced. This medicine is used for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms in adults, such as heartburn and acid regurgitation caused by the backflow of acid from the stomach into the gullet, which may become inflamed and painful. This medicine is not meant to bring immediate relief and may take 2-3 days to start working.
What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition where stomach acid flows back into the tube connecting the mouth and stomach, also known as the oesophagus. This backwash, also known as acid reflux, can irritate the lining of the oesophagus. Although many people experience acid reflux occasionally, repeated acid reflux can lead to GERD.
What are some common symptoms of GERD?
GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, can present with a range of symptoms. The most common include a burning sensation in the chest after eating, which may be worse at night or when lying down, backwash of food or sour liquid, upper abdominal or chest pain, trouble swallowing, and a sensation of a lump in the throat. Nighttime acid reflux can also cause an ongoing cough, inflammation of the vocal cords (laryngitis), and new or worsening asthma. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical advice to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
How should I take Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets?
You should always take Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. The recommended dose is one tablet a day. You may need to take the tablets for 2-3 days in a row before your reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn and acid regurgitation) get better. The treatment length is up to 14 days. When your reflux symptoms have completely gone, you should stop taking this medicine.
What should I do if I forget to take Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets?
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it, on the same day. Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a forgotten dose.
Who should not take Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets?
You should not take Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets if you are allergic to esomeprazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, or if you are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors (e.g. pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole and omeprazole). You should also not take this medicine if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection).
Can I take Guardium Acid Reflux Control 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is important to consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby. As a precautionary measure, it is advisable to avoid using this medicine during pregnancy, and you should not use it while breastfeeding. Your doctor or pharmacist can provide you with personalized advice and recommend suitable alternatives if necessary to ensure the health and safety of you and your baby.
Each gastro-resistant tablet contains 20mg of esomeprazole (as esomeprazole magnesium).
Excipients with known effect: Each gastro-resistant tablet contains 14.6mg sucrose and 30.3mg lactose
Usage and Instructions
Adults aged 18 years and over:
The recommended dose is One tablet per day.
It might be necessary to take the tablets for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms. The duration of treatment is up to 2 weeks. Once complete relief of symptoms has occurred, treatment should be discontinued.
If no symptom relief is obtained within 2 weeks of continuous treatment, the patient should be instructed to consult a doctor.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with liquid. The tablets should not be chewed or crushed.
Alternatively, the tablets can also be dispersed in half a glass of non-carbonated water. No other liquids should be used as the enteric coating may be dissolved. The water should be stirred until the tablet disintegrates. The liquid with the pellets should be drunk immediately or within 30 minutes. The glass should be rinsed with half a glass of water and the water drunk. The pellets must not be chewed or crushed.
Consult the doctor or pharmacist if:
- You have significant unintentional weight loss, recurrent vomiting, dysphagia, haematemesis or melaena and when gastric ulcer is suspected or present.
- You have had previous gastric ulcer or gastrointestinal surgery.
- You have been on continuous symptomatic treatment of indigestion or heartburn for 4 or more weeks.
- You have jaundice or severe liver disease.
- You are aged over 55 years with new or recently changed symptoms.
- You are taking other medications
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not take if:
- You are allergic to esomeprazole or any of the excipients.
Some of the most common side effects reported with taking Guardium are:
- abdominal pain