Vimovo Naproxen/Esomeprazole Magnesium and/or alternatives
Vimovo 375/20mgManufacturer: AstraZeneca Canada Inc Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Vimovo 500/20mgManufacturer: AstraZeneca UK Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Vimovo 500/20mgManufacturer: AstraZeneca Canada Inc Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
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Description of Vimovo
Vimovo is a prescription drug consisting of esomeprazole and naproxen. Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or an NSAID. The key function of esomeprazole is to track down and fight substances that cause inflammation in the body. Esomeprazole is categorized in the class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. It helps in keeping a check on the production of acid in the stomach. The generic name of Vimovo is esomeprazole and naproxen.
Patients can buy Vimovo from drugstores in the form of a pill in two different strengths: Vimovo 20mg/500mg and Vimovo 20mg/375mg.
Indications & Dosage of Vimovo
Vimovo is generally indicated for patients suffering from medical conditions like osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. The drug also helps curb the risks caused by stomach ulcers.
Vimovo dosage should be strictly based on the doctor’s prescription. Altering dosage amounts may lead to health complications. The general recommended dosage of Vimovo is two times a day. It should be taken before meals. There should be a minimum gap of 30 minutes between a dose and the meal. The pills should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Patients should be careful not to chew or crush the pills as it may break the coating that protects the stomach.
Regular medical examinations of blood pressure and liver and kidney function must be done during treatment with Vimovo. Lastly, the drug should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Side effects & Interactions of Vimovo
Vimovo use can result in patients experiencing several side effects. Some side effects are minor in nature and tend to wear off within a few days. Some of them are as follows:
- Minor stomach disorders;
- Constipation and diarrhea
Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Vimovo users may also experience some serious side effects. These side effects often need urgent medical attention to be sorted out. They are:
- Chest tightness and pain, with the pain often spreading to other parts of the body;
- Severe pain and swelling in the legs;
- Easy and unusual bleeding which is often persistent;
- Weakness and numbness;
- Changes in urinating pattern;
- Breathing difficulties;
- Weight problems;
- Severe and sudden headaches;
- Vision problems and confusion;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Severe skin irritations;
- Low magnesium levels in the body
Patients must be clear to their doctors about any other substances they are taking before they buy Vimovo. The drug may interact with the following substances; digoxin, lithium, warfarin and other blood thinners, diuretics, steroids, probenecid, cholestyramine, certain NSAIDs, antifungal substances, beta-blockers, and ACE inhibitors. Before using any of the mentioned substances along with Vimovo, it is recommended to consult a doctor.
Warnings & Precautions of Vimovo
Vimovo should not be used by patients allergic to any of its ingredients. Long term naproxen use may lead to severe health complications.
Patients facing problems like heart issues, smoking problems, liver and kidney disorders, and blood clotting troubles should check with a doctor before using Vimovo.
Pregnant women should consult a doctor before they buy Vimovo, as the drug may cause birth defects. Breastfeeding women are not supposed to use Vimovo either, as it is known to pass into breast milk.