Omeprazole is used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, indigestion, intestinal ulcers, stomach ulcers and gastroesophagel reflux.
How it Works
Omeprazole is known as a proton pump inhibitor , it works by stopping the cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid which will help to prevent ulcers from forming, and it assists in the healing process where damage has already occurred. By decreasing the amount of acid, Omeprazole can also help to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux disease, such as heartburn, indigestion, intestinal ulcers, stomach ulcers and gastroesophagel reflux.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Omeprazole may suffer from such side effects; Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Nausea, Flatulence
Omeprazole is a known as proton pump inhibitor and this drug medicine is highly prescribed drugs worldwide. This effective drug medicine was first sell in the market of the United States by AstraZeneca in 1989 using brand names Prilosec and Losec. The over the counter brand is the Prilosec. There are also available generic brands nowadays.
Each packet of omeprazole for delayed-Release oral suspension has either 2.5 mg or 10 mg of omeprazole or equivalent to 2.8 mg or 11.2 mg of omeprazole magnesium, in enteric-coated granules with inactive ingredients such as glyceryl monostearate, hypromellose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, methacrylic acid copolymer C, magnesium stearate, polysorbate, talc, sugar spheres and triethyl citrate, with inactive granules. This drug has inactive granules with ingredients like crospovidone, citric acid, iron oxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, dextrose, and xantham gum. The inactive granules and the omeprazole granules constitute with water suspension formulation and are taken orally, through direct gastric administration or nasogastric.
This medicine is used for the medication treatment of GERD or gastroesophageal reflux ailment , ulcers,as well as Zollinger-Ellison disorder which are all acquired from stomach acid.
Dosage and administration
The over the counter tablets or capsules are normally taken orally once a day, in the morning at minimum 60 minutes before eating which must continue for fourteen days. There must be another fourteen days medications that can be done again once for every 4 months when required. Always take your medicine on the same time every day so you will not forget it. While a prescribed omeprazole or packets of a long acting capsule, for delayed-release granules in suspension which needs for the combination of liquid should be taken also orally. The granules and the delayed-acting capsules should be taken by the patient at least one hour before he eats. Usually the patient needs to take it only once a day earlier a meal but it can also be taken two times a day with other medications to remove, or it can exceed up to three times a day when used to treat stomach condition that produce great amount of acid. Follow strictly the directions in the package label carefully or on your prescription but then, if you don