Formulary Category Change - Esomeprazole

Post date: Sep 08, 2017 12:30:24 AM

7th September 2017 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 322/2017):

Name of Medication: Esomeprazole 40 mg

Brand: Nexium

Form: Tablet, Injection

Company: Astra Zeneca

Formulary Category: Special Formulary

There will be a change in the formulary category for the drug Esomeprazole (Nexium) for both tablets and injections to Special Formulary.

What does Special Formulary means?

This means that if patients are being prescribed on this medications, they will have to purchase it from PharmUMMC or any other pharmacies which sell this medication. Further information can be obtained from here:

Esomeprazole 40 mg Tablets (Nexium)

Is there any alternative to this medication?

Yes, our pharmacy can offer Omeprazole 20 mg Capsules and Pantoprazole 40 mg both Tablets and Injections as an alternative.

They are under the Standard Formulary and hence patients can obtain them from our UMMC's Pharmacy.

Esomeprazole 40 mg Injection (Nexium)