Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking omeprazole.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Omerprazole is indicated to treat esophageal diseases and stomach ulcers. It works by decreasing the acid which is being produced by the stomach.
It relieves from symptoms such as heartburn, cough and swallowing problems. This drug helps in healing stomach and esophagus from the acid damage, further aids in preventing from ulcers and from esophageal cancer.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. Usual dose for adults is: 20mg taken once per day up to 4 weeks.
Omeprazole passes into breast milk and may lead to several side effects in the baby. Consultation with the general health care practitioner is always recommended before initiating the medication.
Driving or operating machinery is okay, as it does not impair motor abilities.
Do NOT use omeprazole if:
- You have liver disease;
- You have frequent chest pain, heart burn, or wheezing;
- You are hypersensitive to the drugs or similar drugs (such as esomeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole); or if you have any other allergies.
There is little evidence with regards to the use of omeprazole during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so consult your doctor or health care professional before taking it.
Possible interactions with omeprazole capsules include benzodiazepines, clopidogrel, antifungal or antibiotic medications. Omeprazole may significantly decrease the effects of these drugs and make them less active over time. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with omeprazole capsules.
If someone is overdosed might have symptoms of breathlessness or passing out. Other symptoms of overdose may include: confusion, excessive sweating, blurred vision, fast heartbeat. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional and seek a medical help urgently.
No adverse reactions have been reported.