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Omeprazole 20mg USP Capsules

Omeprazole is used to treat peptic ulcers. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach.


Generic Name

Omeprazole 20mg


Packing

10X10


Therapeutic Category

Gastrointestinal


Storage

Store it at room temperature and away from light, excess heat, and moisture (not in the bathroom).


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Omeprazole is used to treat peptic ulcers. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach.
Omeprazole works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).


Why is this medication prescribed?

Prescription omeprazole is used alone or with other medications to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Prescription omeprazole is used to treat the symptoms of GERD, allow the esophagus to heal, and prevent further damage to the esophagus. Prescription omeprazole is also used to treat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Prescription omeprazole is also used to treat ulcers (sores in the lining of the stomach or intestine) and it is also used with other medications to treat and prevent the return of ulcers caused by a certain type of bacteria (H. pylori). Nonprescription (over-the-counter) omeprazole is used to treat frequent heartburn (heartburn that occurs at least 2 or more days a week). Omeprazole is in a class of medications called proton-pump inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.


How should this medicine be used?

Prescription omeprazole comes as a delayed-release capsule, and packets of delayed-release (long-acting) granules for suspension (to be mixed with liquid) to take by mouth. Nonprescription (over-the-counter) omeprazole comes as a delayed-release capsule or tablet to take by mouth. The delayed-release capsules and the granules should be taken at least 1 hour before a meal. They are usually taken once a day before a meal but may be taken twice a day when used with other medications to eliminate H. pylori, or up to three times a day when used to treat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.
If you are taking the delayed-release tablets, swallow them whole with a full glass of water. Do not split, chew, or crush them or crush and mix them into food. Swallow the delayed-release capsules whole.


What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking omeprazole
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to omeprazole, dexlansoprazole (Dexilant), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (Aciphex), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the omeprazole product you will be taking. Ask your pharmacist or check the package label for a list of the ingredients.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: certain antibiotics, including ampicillin (Principen, in Unasyn);anticoagulants (‘blood thinners’) such as warfarin (Coumadin); atazanavir (Reyataz); benzodiazepines such as diazepam (Valium); cilostazol (Pletal); clopidogrel (Plavix); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); digoxin (Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin) disulfiram (Antabuse); diuretics (‘water pills’); iron supplements; ketoconazole (Nizoral); methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), nelfinavir (Viracept); phenytoin (Dilantin); saquinavir (Invirase); tacrolimus (Prograf); and voriconazole (Vfend) and other prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medications. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
If you plan to take nonprescription omeprazole, tell your doctor if your heartburn has lasted 3 months or longer or if you have experienced any of the following symptoms: lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness along with your heartburn; chest pain or shoulder pain; shortness of breath or wheezing; pain that spreads to your arms, neck, or shoulders; unexplained weight loss; nausea; vomiting, especially if the vomit is bloody; stomach pain; difficulty swallowing food or pain when you swallow food; or black or bloody stools. You may have a more serious condition that cannot be treated with nonprescription medication.
Tell your doctor if you are of Asian descent and if you have or have ever had a low level of magnesium in your blood or liver disease.
If you are 50 years of age or older, ask your doctor if it is safe for you to take nonprescription or prescription omeprazole. The risk that you may develop a severe form of diarrhea caused by bacteria or that you may fracture your wrist, hip, or spine may be higher if you are an older adult.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking omeprazole, call your doctor.


What side effects can this medication cause?

Omeprazole may cause side effects.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
constipation,gas,nausea,vomiting,headache.

Some side effects can be serious.
If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately, or get emergency medical help:
rash,hives,itching,swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs,difficulty breathing or swallowing,hoarseness,irregular, fast, or pounding heartbeat,excessive tiredness,dizziness,lightheadedness,muscle spasms,uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body,seizures,diarrhea with watery stools,stomach pain,fever.
People who take proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole may be more likely to fracture their wrists, hips, or spine than people who do not take one of these medications.
The risk is highest in people who take high doses of one of these medications or take them for one year or longer.
Some people who take omeprazole for a long time may develop weakening of the stomach lining.
Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking omeprazole.
Omeprazole may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.


What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from light, excess heat, and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.Omeprazole 20mg USP Capsules – Taj Dearob Pharma | Omeprazole is used to treat peptic ulcers. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach.Omeprazole works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
Omeprazole 20mg USP Capsules – Taj Dearob Pharma | Omeprazole is used to treat peptic ulcers. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach.Omeprazole works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
Omeprazole 20mg USP Capsules – Taj Dearob Pharma | Omeprazole is used to treat peptic ulcers. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach.Omeprazole works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).

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