The following provides information on contraindications to the use of esomeprazole in general, pregnancy, breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
When should Esomeprazole not be used?
In the case of hypersensitivity to esomeprazole or related proton pump inhibitors, this substance must not be taken.
In patients with severe hepatic or renal impairment, the use of esomeprazole should be strictly controlled by the physician.
What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?
Because of insufficient experience, esomeprazole should only be used during pregnancy after careful risk-benefit assessment.
A transition from esomeprazole to breast milk has not been studied so the drug should not be used during lactation.
What should be considered in children?
Different information is given for the treatment of children with esomeprazole. In part, only the use is prohibited under an age of 12 years, sometimes even beyond. In case of doubt follow the instructions of the doctor or manufacturer.
Warnings and Precautions
- The drug may mask the signs of stomach cancer. As with other gastric ulcer therapies, the doctor must always exclude stomach cancer.
- For prolonged therapy for more than a year, regular medical check-up is required.
Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.