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Vimovo is an oral tablet consisting of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug called naproxen and a proton pump inhibitor called esomeprazole. We carry the brand choice of Vimovo in 375mg/20mg and 500mg/20mg!
Vimovo is prescribed to treat the signs of symptoms of a few different conditions. Vimovo is prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a condition where your immune system attacks the joint linings, affecting the joints in areas such as the hands, wrists, or knees. Osteoarthritis, another condition Vimovo is used to treat, is a common form of arthritis caused by the wear-away of cartilage in the joints (which protects the bones from rubbing together) and affects areas such as the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is when the joints are swollen, stiff, and painful, typically affecting the knees, hands, and feet; another condition treatable with Vimovo. Finally, Vimovo may be used to treat ankylosing spondylitis when there is a high risk for stomach bleeding/ulcer.
Vimovo (esomeprazole/naproxen) is effective at treating the joint-related conditions because as a NSAID, this drug can reduce substances that cause the pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also a proton pump inhibitor, which means it can decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach, which may be a cause of some joint-related conditions.
Follow only the directions given to you by your doctor. Do not take more or less of a dose than directed. For the full benefit of the medication, ensure you take it regularly and create a routine by taking it around the same time every day.
Swallow the tablet whole and avoid chewing, crushing, or breaking it open. Ensure you do not eat for at least 30 minutes following the dose.
Store this medication at room temperature in a low risk area of moisture, heat, and light.
Do not use Vimovo (esomeprazole/naproxen)
Do not use this medication if you have recently had a heart bypass surgery.
Do not use Vimovo if you are allergic to esomeprazole (Nexium) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or if you are also allergic to similar medicines, have had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID, or if you also take HIV medicine that contains rilpivirine.
This medication is not approved for those who are younger than 12 years old or weigh less than 38kg/84lb
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach or intestinal bleeding after taking an NSAID, liver or kidney disease, low levels of magnesium in the blood, or if you smoke or drink alcohol.
Even with no previous risk factors, your risk for a fatal heart attack or stroke is increased when taking Vimovo.
Naproxen, an active ingredient in Vimovo, can cause kidney problems or internal stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can become fatal. Watch for signs of kidney problems or stomach or intestinal bleeding (see side effects) while taking this medication.
This medication may cause new or worsening symptoms of lupus, Watch for signs (see side effects) and tell your doctor if you think you have new or worsening lupus.
You may be more likely to break a bone when being treated with this medication for longer periods od time or more than once per day.
Taking this medication while pregnant risks harming your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. It also may not be safe to breast feed while using this medication; consult your doctor if you are breast feeding.
Common side effects of Vimovo (esomeprazole/naproxen) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Vimovo (esomeprazole/naproxen) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
liver problems: nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
kidney problems: little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;
low magnesium: dizziness, fast or irregular heart rate, tremors (shaking) or jerking muscle movements, feeling jittery, muscle cramps, muscle spasms in your hands and feet, cough or choking feeling;
new or worsening symptoms of lupus: joint pain, and a skin rash on your cheeks or arms that worsens in sunlight;
stomach or intestinal bleeding: bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
heart problems: swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath; or
low red blood cells (anemia): pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating.
Can I drink alcohol while being treated with Vimovo?
No. You should not drink alcohol when being treated with Vimovo; you should also avoid smoking; these combinations may cause stomach bleeding.
What are signs of overdose? What should I do in case of an overdose?
Signs of an overdose include drowsiness, severe weakness, stomach pain, or vomiting. If you suspect an overdose is occurring, call emergency medical services or call your local poison control for help.
What are some drugs that may interact with Vimovo?
Some drugs that may interact with Vimovo include aspirin, clopidogrel, digoxin, methotrexate, rifampin, and St. John's wort and blood thinners.
This is not a complete list of drugs that interact with esomeprazole and/or naproxen; consult your health care professional to learn more.
What is the recommended dose for an adult with rheumatoid arthritis?
The recommended dose for an adult with rheumatoid arthritis is one Vimovo tablet of 375mg/20mg taken twice per day.
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