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Esomeprazole Overdose

In the case of esomeprazole, overdose symptoms may include such things as confusion, drowsiness, and blurred vision. In the event of an esomeprazole overdose, there is no way to quickly remove the medication from the body; treatment is usually focused on managing the symptoms that result from an excess of the medication in the body. If you happen to overdose on esomeprazole, seek medical attention immediately.

Esomeprazole Overdose: An Overview

Esomeprazole (marketed under the brand name Nexium®) is a medication that is used to treat a number of conditions within the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Just like with all medicines, it is possible for a person to overdose on esomeprazole. The esomeprazole overdose effects will vary depending on a number of factors, including how much of the medication is taken.

Esomeprazole Overdose: Symptoms

If a person overdoses on esomeprazole, the symptoms can vary. Esomeprazole overdose symptoms can often include:
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth.
In an experiment conducted with lab rats, esomeprazole doses that were equivalent to 103 times the normal dose resulted in death.

Esomeprazole Overdose: Treatment

There is no treatment that can remove esomeprazole quickly from the body. Therefore, esomeprazole overdose treatment involves supportive care, which refers to treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
If you happen to overdose on esomeprazole, seek medical attention immediately.
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