Vimovo (Naproxen/Esomeprazole Magnesium) from Maple Leaf Medications.
The Function of Vimovo
Vimovo contains naproxen and esomeprazole. Esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, decreases the amount of acid your stomach produces. Esomeprazole reduces the risk of ulceration and damage to the gut lining.
Naproxen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), reduces substances in your body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation by blocking cyclo-oxygenase (COX). COX produces prostaglandins in response to certain medical conditions, such as arthritis or injury.
Prostaglandins cause swelling, pain, and inflammation and Naproxen blocks them from doing so.
The Various Medical Conditions Vimovo Treats
Vimovo is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. The esomeprazole in Vimovo reduces the risk of stomach ulcers in patients receiving NSAID treatment.
Vimovo Dosage Information
Vimovo is available in two strengths, 375/20mg and 500/20mg. You may need to take one tablet two times each day— one in the morning and one in the evening — before you eat food. You should take the medication at least half an hour or 30 minutes before you have food.
Your doctor will recommend a dose for you, depending on the severity of your medical condition. You should not crush, chew, or split the medication.
FAQs about Vimovo
Following are the most commonly asked questions about Vimovo:
Can Children Take Vimovo?
The medication is not for people younger than 12 years or anyone who weighs less than 84 pounds.
What Should You Do If You Miss a Dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it is nearly time for your next dose. You should never take two doses at the same time.
Who Should Not Take Vimovo?
You should not take Vimovo if you have experienced hives, an asthma attack, or other allergic reactions using aspirin or another NSAID medications. You should also not take the medication to relieve pain before and after undergoing heart bypass surgery. If you are taking the medication and need surgery, make sure to inform your doctor.
What Do You Need to Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Vimovo?
Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have, any medications you are on, including NSAIDs, if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
How Soon Can You Start Benefiting from Vimovo?
It can take about two weeks for you to experience the maximum benefits or a drastic change in the symptoms of your medical condition on Vimovo.
How Should You Store Vimovo?
You should store the medication at room temperature and out of reach from children. Store the medication between 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the medication in its original container and make sure the bottle is tightly closed. You should also keep the medication away from heat, light, and moisture.
Do You Need to Take Vimovo Long Term?
Your doctor will tell you the dose and duration you need to take the medication for, but it is usually long-term. If you are told to take the medication long-term, do not stop taking it as the pain associated with your medical condition can return.
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Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Vimovo (Naproxen/Esomeprazole Magnesium). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Vimovo (Naproxen/Esomeprazole Magnesium).