Omeprazole 20mg

Omeprazole 20mg
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Omeprazole works by reducing the amount of acid made in your stomach. It is used in the treatment of stomach or duodenal ulcers, ulcers caused by medicine for pain and joint problems (NSAIDS) and for the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) including heartburn and regurgitation. Omeprazole may also be used to treat rare conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, where the stomach produces excess acid.

Omeprazole is also available in Omeprazole 40mg
  • Important Note
  • How to use
  • Side Effects
  • Precautions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Notes
  • Missed Dose

Before taking omeprazole, tell your doctor about all health problems you have now or have had in the past, the medications you take, your allergies, and if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or if you are breast feeding.

Take omeprazole exactly as recommended by your physician, even if you feel well. Daily doses are needed to help damaged areas heal. Standard doses are 20 to 40mg daily and may be recommended for long terms of treatment. Take omeprazole until your physician tells you to stop. Omeprazole may be taken with food or on an empty stomach.

Side effects of omeprazole are usually mild and go away soon after starting treatment. Tell your doctor if you suffer from nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, headache or skin rash. Call your doctor if you take too much omeprazole; however no sever symptoms have been seen in patients who have taken doses up to 400 mg.

It can take several days of therapy with omeprazole before your stomach pains improve. Check with your doctor if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. You can take antacids for the occasional relief of pain unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Before taking omeprazole, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication including digoxin, diazepam, ketoconazole, itraconazole, sucralfate, iron supplements, vitamins with iron, and cilostazol.

It can take several days of therapy with omeprazole before your stomach pains improve. Check with your doctor if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. You can take antacids for the occasional relief of pain unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

If you miss a dose, and remember within 12 hours, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.


Omeprazole - oral

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Storage

Store omeprazole at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
  • The above information is meant as a summary and will not tell you everything about the medicine.
  • Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about this or any other medicine.

 

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