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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) DAC

Block B, Liffey Valley Office Campus, Dublin 22, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 609 7100
Fax: +353 1 686 5038
Medical Information Direct Line: 1800 800 899 Freephone
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Summary of Product Characteristics last updated on medicines.ie: 19/06/2017
SPC Nexium I.V. 40mg Powder for solution for injection/infusion

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Updated on 19/06/2017 and displayed until Current
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 6.2 - Incompatibilities
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   12-Jun-2017
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.2- Method of administration instructions updated

Section 4.8- ‘fundic gland polyps (benign)’ has been added as an Undesirable Effect

Section 6.2- Minor editorial update

Section 6.6- Minor editorial update

Section 10- Date of revision updated

Updated on 27/01/2017 and displayed until 19/06/2017
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   24-Jan-2017
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.4: Additional information on PPI’s has been added under sub-section ‘Interference with laboratory tests’.

Section 5.1: Additional information on recommendation of Chromogranin A and PPI:S has been added.

Section 10: Date of revision of the text has been revised.

Updated on 28/04/2016 and displayed until 27/01/2017
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   18-Apr-2016
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Change to section 4.2 – minor editorial changes to bring in line with QRD

Change to section 4.4 – Inclusion of paragraph regarding Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE)

Change to section 4.8 – inclusion of the side effect SCLE

Change to section 5.2 – minor editorial changes to bring in line with QRD

Change to Section 10 – update to date of revision of text.

Updated on 08/10/2014 and displayed until 28/04/2016
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
  • Improved electronic presentation
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   24-Sep-2014
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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 Multiple changes throughout the SmPC due to updating SmPC in line with QRD template.
section 10 - updated date of revision

Updated on 06/03/2014 and displayed until 08/10/2014
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   21-Feb-2014
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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- Section 10 date of revision  
- Section 4.8 addition of hypokalaemia to section under Metabolism and nutrition disorders

Updated on 09/10/2013 and displayed until 06/03/2014
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   14-Aug-2013
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.4 - Input of Chromogranin A

Section 4.5 - Input of pharmacokinetic (PK)/ pharmacodynamic (PD) interaction between clopidogrel and esomeprazole and interaction with Tacromilus

Section 4.8 - Renal and urinary disorders, renal failure added

Section 5.1 - More detail on interaction of Chromogranin A and tumours
Section 10 - Updated date of revision

Updated on 01/07/2013 and displayed until 09/10/2013
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   14-Jun-2013
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.8
Amend Renal and urinary disorders section to add: “
; in some patients renal failure has been reported concomitantly”

Section 10
Date of revision update to '14th June 2013'.
Updated on 26/11/2012 and displayed until 01/07/2013
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   01-Nov-2012
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 10

Last revision date modified to reflect IMB issued SmPC.

Updated on 22/10/2012 and displayed until 26/11/2012
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   10-Oct-2012
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.4

PhVWP wording included regarding hypomagnesaemia and risk of fracture.


Section 4.8

Frequency of hypomagnesaemia changed from “very rare” to “not known” and fracture of the hip, wrist or spine added as uncommon, as per PhVWP wording.


Section 10

Updated to 10th October 2012.

Updated on 03/07/2012 and displayed until 22/10/2012
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   20-Jun-2012
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.4

 

Addition of information about vitamin B12 absorption.

 

 

Section 4.5

 

Revision of information about ‘gastric acid suppression (initial paragraph).

 

Addition of information under sub-heading ‘Unknown mechanism’ – related to methotrexate.

 

 

Section 4.8

 

Further information provided about ADR hypomagnesaemia – under ‘Metabolism and nutrition disorders’.

 

Addition of ADR microscopic colitis – under ‘Gastrointestinal disorders’.  

 

 

Section 5.1


Addition of information about paediatric GORD patients receiving long-term PPI treatment.

 

 

Section 10


Date of revision updated to 20th June 2012

Updated on 23/05/2012 and displayed until 03/07/2012
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   11-May-2012
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.5

 

Addition of information about about esomeprazole interaction with cilostazol.

 

 

Section 5.1

 

Addition of information about risk of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalised patients.

 

 

Section 10

 

Date of revision changed to 11th May 2012.

Updated on 05/10/2011 and displayed until 23/05/2012
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   30-Sep-2011
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.4 - Information added re about ‘Interference with laboratory tests’

 

Section 4.5 - Information added about interaction with St John’s wort, rifampicin and digoxin

 

Section 5.1 - Information added about the increased levels of Chromogranin A

Updated on 01/08/2011 and displayed until 05/10/2011
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   18-Jul-2011
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.1: New GORD Paediatric Indication

Section 4.2: New GORD Paediatric Indication posology


Section 4.5: Addition of statement to indicate that interaction studies have been performed in Adults only


Section 4.8: Details added for Paediatric population


Section 5.1: Pharmacodynamic properties updated to reflect addition of Paediatric population


Section 5.1: Pharmacokinetic properties updated to reflect addition of Paediatric population


 
Section 6.5: Revision of Litres abbreviation from L to l


Section 6.6: Revision of reconstitution details

Section 10: Change to date of revision to 18th July 2011 

Updated on 24/03/2011 and displayed until 01/08/2011
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   25-Feb-2011
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Nexium IV 40mg Powder for inj/inf

 

Section 2

Now reads as,

 

Each vial contains esomeprazole 40 mg (as sodium salt).

Each vial contains <1 mmol sodium.

 

For a full list of excipients see section 6.1.”

 

 

Section 4.4

Additional last paragraph added, reads as,

 

” Esomeprazole is a CYP2C19 inhibitor. When starting or ending treatment with esomeprazole, the potential for interactions with drugs metabolised through CYP2C19 should be considered. An interaction is observed between clopidogrel and omeprazole (see section 4.5). The clinical relevance of this interaction is uncertain. As a precaution, concomitant use of esomeprazole and clopidogrel should be discouraged.”

 

Section 4.5

Additional eighth paragraph, reads as,

 

“In a crossover clinical study, clopidogrel (300 mg loading dose followed by 75 mg/day) alone and with omeprazole (80 mg at the same time as clopidogrel) were administered for 5 days. The exposure to the active metabolite of clopidogrel was decreased by 46% (Day 1) and 42% (Day 5) when clopidogrel and omeprazole were administered together. Mean inhibition of platelet aggregation (IPA) was diminished by 47% (24 hours) and 30% (Day 5) when clopidogrel and omeprazole were administered together. In another study it was shown that administering clopidogrel and omeprazole at different times did not prevent their interaction that is likely to be driven by the inhibitory effect of omeprazole on CYP2C19. Inconsistent data on the clinical implications of this PK/PD interaction in terms of major cardiovascular events have been reported from observational and clinical studies.”

 

 

Section 4.8

Text changes to first paragraph, now reads as,

“The following adverse drug reactions have been identified or suspected in the clinical trials programme for esomeprazole and post-marketing. None was found to be dose-related. The reactions are classified according to frequency very common > 1/10; common >1/100 to <1/10; uncommon >1/1,000 to <1/100; rare >1/10,000 to <1/1,000; very rare <1/10,000; not known (cannot be estimated from the available data
).”

Change to Metabolism and nutrition disorders, now reads as,

Metabolism and nutrition disorders

Uncommon: Peripheral oedema

Rare: Hyponatraemia

Very rare: Hypomagnesaemia”


Section 6.1

Text change, now reads as,

 

Disodium edetate

Sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment)

 

Section 9

Now reads as,

 

Date of first authorisation: 10 March 2005

Date of latest renewal: 10 March 2010”

 

Section 10

25 February 2011

Updated on 20/10/2009 and displayed until 24/03/2011
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   03-Sep-2009
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Section 4.3

Replacement of last sentence with:

Esomeprazole should not be used concomitantly with nelfinavir (See section 4.5).

Section 4.4

Addition of last paragraph:

Co-administration of esomeprazole with atazanavir is not recommended (see section 4.5). If the combination of atazanavir with a proton pump inhibitor is judged unavoidable, close clinical monitoring is recommended in combination with an increase in the dose of atazanavir to 400 mg with 100 mg of ritonavir; esomeprazole 20 mg should not be exceeded.

Section 4.5

Addition of text under the heading 'Medicinal products with pH dependent absorption':

Omeprazole has been reported to interact with some protease inhibitors. The clinical importance and the mechanisms behind these reported interactions are not always known. Increased gastric pH during omeprazole treatment may change the absorption of the protease inhibitors. Other possible interaction mechanisms are via inhibition of CYP2C19. For atazanavir and nelfinavir, decreased serum levels have been reported when given together with omeprazole and concomitant administration is not recommended.

and

The co-administration of omeprazole (20 mg qd) with atazanavir 400 mg/ritonavir 100 mg to healthy volunteers resulted in a decrease of approximately 30% in the atazanavir exposure as compared with the exposure observed with atazanavir 300 mg/ritonavir 100 mg qd without omeprazole 20 mg qd. Co-administration of omeprazole (40 mg qd) reduced mean nelfinavir AUC, Cmax and Cmin by 36–39 % and mean AUC, Cmax and Cmin for the pharmacologically active metabolite M8 was reduced by 75-92%. For saquinavir (with concomitant ritonavir), increased serum levels (80-100%) have been reported during concomitant omeprazole treatment (40 mg qd). Treatment with omeprazole 20 mg qd had no effect on the exposure of darunavir (with concomitant ritonavir) and amprenavir (with concomitant ritonavir). Treatment with esomeprazole 20 mg qd had no effect on the exposure of amprenavir (with and without concomitant ritonavir). Treatment with omeprazole 40 mg qd had no effect on the exposure of lopinavir (with concomitant ritonavir). Due to the similar pharmacodynamic effects and pharmacokinetic properties of omeprazole and esomeprazole, concomitant administration with esomeprazole and atazanavir is not recommended and concomitant administration with esomeprazole and nelfinavir is contraindicated.

Section 10

Change of date to:

3rd September 2009
Updated on 09/06/2009 and displayed until 20/10/2009
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 4.9 - Overdose
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   26-May-2009
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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Section 4.1

Change to text after last bullet point:

prevention of rebleeding following therapeutic endoscopy for actue bleeding gastric or duodenal ulcers.

 

Section 4.2

Addition of heading:

Gastric antisecretory treatment when the oral route is not possible.

Addition of paragraph:

Prevention of rebleeding of gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Following therapeutic endoscopy for acute bleeding gastric or duodenal ulcers, 80 mg should be administered as a bolus infusion over 30 minutes, followed by a continuous intravenous infusion of 8 mg/h given over 3 days (72 hours).

 

Change of sentence at end of section to:

The parenteral treatment period should be followed by oral acid-suppression therapy.

 

Addition of paragraph under heading ‘Infusion’:

80 mg bolus dose

The reconstituted solution should be given as a continuous intravenous infusion over 30 minutes.

8 mg/h dose

The reconstituted solution should be given as a continuous intravenous infusion over a period of 71.5 hours (calculated rate of infusion of 8 mg/h. See section 6.3 for shelf-life of the reconstituted solution).

 

Addition of paragraph under heading ‘Impaired hepatic function’:

Bleeding ulcers: Dose adjustment is not required in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment. For patients with severe liver impairment, following an initial bolus dose of 80 mg Nexium for infusion, a continuous intravenous infusion dose of 4 mg/h for 71.5 hours may be sufficient (see section 5.2).

 

Section 4.4

Addition of paragraph:

Treatment with proton pump inhibitors may lead to slightly increased risk of gastrointestinal infections such as Salmonella and Campylobacter (see section 5.1).

 

Section 4.5

Addition of paragraph:

No in vivo interaction studies have been performed with the high dose IV regimen (80 mg + 8 mg/h). The effect of esomeprazole on drugs metabolised by CYP2C19 may be more pronounced during this regimen, and patients should be monitored closely for adverse effects during the 3-day IV treatment period.

 

Section 4.8

Addition of side effect under ‘Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders’:

Common: Administration site reactions*

 

*Administration site reactions have mainly been observed in a study with high-dose exposure over 3 days (72 hours). See section 5.3.

 

Deletion of paragraph:

In the non-clinical program for esomeprazole intravenous formulation there was no evidence of vaso-irritation but a slight tissue inflammatory reaction at the injection site after subcutaneous (paravenous) injection was noted.  The non-clinical findings somewhat indicated that the clinical tissue irritation was concentration related.

 

Section 4.9

Change of sentence to:

Single oral doses of 80 mg esomeprazole and intravenous doses of 308 mg esomeprazole over 24 hours were uneventful.

 

Section 5.1

Addition of paragraph:

During intravenous administration of 80 mg esomeprazole as a bolus infusion over 30 minutes followed by a continuous intravenous infusion of 8 mg/h for 23.5 hours, intragastric pH above 4, and pH above 6 was maintained for a mean time of 21 hours and 11-13 hours, respectively, over 24 hours in healthy subjects.

 

Addition of paragraph:

In a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, patients with endoscopically confirmed peptic ulcer bleeding characterised as Forrest Ia, Ib, IIa or IIb (9%, 43%, 38% and 10% respectively) were randomised to receive Nexium solution for infusion (n=375) or placebo (n=389). Following endoscopic haemostasis, patients received either 80 mg esomeprazole as an intravenous infusion over 30 minutes followed by a continuous infusion of 8 mg per hour or placebo for 72 hours. After the initial 72 hour period, all patients received open-label 40 mg oral Nexium for 27 days for acid suppression. The occurrence of rebleeding within 3 days was 5.9% in the Nexium treated group compared to 10.3% for the placebo group. At 30 days post-treatment, the occurrence of rebleeding in the Nexium treated versus the placebo treated group was 7.7% vs 13.6%

 

Section 5.2

Addition of paragraph:

There is a dose-linear increase in total exposure following intravenous administration of esomeprazole as a 30-minute infusion (40 mg, 80 mg or 120 mg) followed by a continuous infusion (4 mg/h or 8 mg/h) over 23.5 hours.

 

Change of percentage under ‘Special Patient Populations’ to:

Approximately 2.9 ±1.5% of the population lack a functional CYP2C19 enzyme and are called poor metabolisers.

 

Addition of text in penultimate paragraph:

For patients with bleeding ulcers and severe liver impairment, following an initial bolus dose of 80 mg, a maximum continuous intravenous infusion dose of 4 mg/h for 71.5 hours may be sufficient.

 

Section 5.3

Addition of text at end of section:

In the non-clinical program for esomeprazole intravenous formulation there was no evidence of vaso-irritation but a slight tissue inflammatory reaction at the injection site after subcutaneous (paravenous) injection was noted. See section 4.8.

 

Section 6.6

Addition of paragraph at end of section:

Infusion 80 mg

A solution for infusion is prepared by dissolving the content of two vials of esomeprazole 40 mg in up to 100 ml of 0.9% sodium chloride for intravenous use.

 

Section 10:

Change of date:

26th May 2009
Updated on 20/01/2009 and displayed until 09/06/2009
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   11/2008
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Section 4.4

 

Addition of paragraph 6:

Treatment with proton pump inhibitors may lead to slightly increased risk of gastrointestinal infections such as Salmonella and Campylobacter (see section 5.1).

 

Section 5.1

 

Addition of paragraph 4 under heading Other effects related to acid inhibition:

Decreased gastric acidity due to any means including proton pump inhibitors, increases gastric counts of bacteria normally present in the gastrointestinal tract. Treatment with proton pump inhibitors may lead to slightly increased risk of gastrointestinal infections such as Salmonella and Campylobacter

 

Section 5.2

 

Change of text in paragraph 3 under heading Special patient populations to:

Approximately 2.9 1.5% of the population lack a functional CYP2C19 enzyme and are called poor metabolisers.

 

Section 10

 

Change of date:

21st November 2008
Updated on 17/08/2007 and displayed until 20/01/2009
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   07/2007
Legal Category:   prescription only

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Section 4.5

 

Following new sub heading added to 1st paragraph:

Medicinal products with pH dependent absorption

Also in 1st paragraph Nexium IV changed to esomeprazole

 

Following new text added as 2nd paragraph:

Co-administration of omeprazole (40 mg once daily) with atazanavir 300 mg/ritonavir 100 mg to healthy volunteers resulted in a substantial reduction in atazanavir exposure (approximately 75% decrease in AUC, Cmax and Cmin). Increasing the atazanavir dose to 400 mg did not compensate for the impact of omeprazole on atazanavir exposure. PPIs including esomeprazole should not be co-administered with atazanavir (see section 4.3).

 

Following new sub heading added to 3rd paragraph:

Drugs metabolised by CYP2C19

And following new sentence added to end of paragraph 3: Omeprazole (40 mg once daily) increased voriconazole (a CYP2C19 substrate) Cmax and AUCt by 15% and 41%, respectively.

 

Following text deleted 6th paragraph:

Co-administration of omeprazole (40 mg once daily) with atazanavir 300 mg/ritonavir 100 mg to healthy volunteers resulted in a substantial reduction in atazanavir exposure (approximately 75% decrease in AUC, Cmax and Cmin). Increasing the atazanavir dose to 400 mg did not compensate for the impact of omeprazole on atazanavir exposure. PPIs, including esomeprazole, should not be co-administered with atazanavir (see section 4.3). 

 

Following new text added to last paragraph in section 4.5:

Concomitant administration of esomeprazole and a combined inhibitor of CYP2C19 and CYP 3A4 may result in more than doubling of the esomeprazole exposure. The CYP2C19 and CYP3A4 inhibitor voriconazole increased omeprazole AUCt  by 280%. A dose adjustment of esomeprazole is not regularly required in either of these situations. However, dose adjustment should be considered in patients with severe hepatic impairment and if long-term treatment is indicated.

 

Also following last sentence deleted:

Dose adjustment of esomeprazole is not required.

 

 

Section 10

Date changed to 30th July 2007

Updated on 24/07/2007 and displayed until 17/08/2007
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   06/2007
Legal Category:   prescription only

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Section 4.1

The following sentence was removed: “Nexium for injection and infusion is indicated as an alternative to oral therapy when oral intake is not appropriate.” And replaced with the following new text: “Nexium for injection and infusion is indicated for gastric antisecretory treatment when the oral route is not possible, such as:”

 

Also the word “for” was deleted from the beginning of each bullet point.

 

Section 4.5

End of paragraph 3 the text “Concomitant treatment” was deleted and replaced with: “Concomitant esomeprazole treatment during treatment with warfarin or other coumarine derivatives”

 

 

Section 10

Date changed to 28th June 2007
Updated on 22/05/2006 and displayed until 24/07/2007
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Updated on 18/04/2006 and displayed until 22/05/2006
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 6.3 - Shelf life
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Updated on 04/11/2005 and displayed until 18/04/2006
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Correction of spelling/typing errors
Updated on 23/02/2004 and displayed until 04/11/2005
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • New SPC for new product

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Active Ingredients

 
   Esomeprazole sodium