Omeprazole Capsules 10mg & 20mg
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- Generic Treatment For Acid Reflux And Indigestion
- Active Ingredient: Omeprazole
- Reduces Excess Acid Produced By The Stomach
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Omeprazole is the generic drug used to treat acid reflux. It works in the same way as branded treatments by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach, providing relief from symptoms of acid reflux and indigestion.
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Omeprazole BNF is a proton pump inhibitor that inhibits the gastric acid secretion by blocking the hydrogen-potassium adenosine triphosphatase enzyme system of the gastric parietal cell.
In simpler terms Omeprazole BNF reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It is widely used to treat ailments such as indigestion and heartburn/acid reflux.
Omeprazole BNF can come in capsules, tablets or liquid form.
The lowest strength, Omeprazole tablets/capsules 10mg, can be bought directly from pharmacies, whilst every other strength/type is available on prescription.
Under some rare circumstances Omeprazole BNF is used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This is a rare condition in which one or more tumours form on the pancreas or upper intestines.
What Is Omeprazole?
We are often asked the question “What is Omeprazole?”
Each of them have slight differences that affect how they’re broken down by the liver and how they interact with other drugs. As well as the above, some can last longer and therefore may need to be taken less frequently.
This should give you a simple rundown of what is omeprazole and its similar medicines.
For further information on ‘What is Omeprazole?’ please speak to your doctor or refer to the patient information leaflet, here.
Uses Of Omeprazole – Omeprazole Uses
Omeprazole uses can vary depending if the patient is an adult or a child.
The following are the uses of omeprazole in adults –
- GORD (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
- Acid escaping from the stomach into the gullet, causing pain, inflammation and heartburn.
- Gastric or duodenal ulcers
- Ulcers that appear in the upper intestine or stomach, prevents reoccurrence.
- Infected ulcers
- Ulcers infected with bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, antibiotics may be prescribed alongside.
The following omeprazole uses in children –
- GORD (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
- Acid escaping from the stomach into the gullet, causing pain, inflammation and heartburn. Symptoms in children can also include regurgitation, vomiting and poor weight gain.
If you have any questions regarding the uses of Omeprazole, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. The patient information leaflet can also give you a simple run down of Omeprazole uses but further consultation may be required.
Omeprazole tablets are one of three ways omeprazole can be taken orally. Omeprazole Tablets typically have a longer shelf life and can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Tablets can also accommodate a higher dose of the desired active ingredient.
However, there are some downsides. Omeprazole tablets tend to be slower acting and can sometimes release unevenly in your body, causing the medication to not be absorbed fully into the blood stream.
A capsule on the other hand acts quickly and most, if not all, of the drug is absorbed.
Omeprazole Capsules 20mg
Omeprazole Capsules 20mg (28 tablets) are available to buy via our website. Alongside Omeprazole capsules 20mg we also offer the lower strength 10mg at a lower price point.
Omeprazole Capsules 20mg may be required if a person has dietary restrictions, thus taking tablets out of the equation.
Omeprazole dosage should always be taken exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Depending on your condition and the severity of your condition, your doctor will tell you how many capsules you will be required to take.
- To treat symptoms caused by GORD: the recommended Omeprazole dosage is one 20mg capsule a day for 4-8 weeks. A further dose of 40mg for a further 8 weeks may be required if your gullet hasn’t healed.
- Once the gullet has healed, the recommended Omeprazole dosage is one 10mg capsule per day.
- If there has been no gullet damage, the recommended dose is one 10mg capsule once a day.
- To treat symptoms caused by GORD: Children aged 1 year and over, with a body weight of more than 10kg may take omeprazole. The dose depends entirely upon the weight and age of the child, ultimately the doctor will decide the dose.
For further information about Omeprazole dosage and how it differentiates depending on age and the patient’s condition, please ask your doctor or refer to the patient information leaflet for a general overview.
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Omeprazole and Alcohol
Omeprazole and alcohol can be taken together but should be done so moderately. It won’t specifically affect the medicine specifically, but alcohol can worsen side effects caused by omeprazole, such as dizziness.
Your doctor will recommend that you should not take Omeprazole and alcohol together. Alcohol can worsen symptoms of your condition.
Omeprazole In Pregnancy
Omeprazole in pregnancy is usually safe to take and whilst breastfeeding.
It is recommended that you try some lifestyle changes before taking a medicine like Omeprazole in pregnancy.
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Ranitidine vs Omeprazole
Many of the Ranitidine vs Omeprazole similarities and differences can be seen below.
They are both used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease along with other digestive conditions. The following are the differences between Ranitidine vs Omeprazole –
- Ranitidine reduces stomach acid by blocking histamine, this is a molecule that’s needed for acid pumps. In contrast, Omeprazole works by directly inhibiting these acid pumps in the stomach.
- Ranitidine is classed as a histamine blocker whilst Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor.
- Ranitidine vs Omeprazole price difference
- Ranitidine $390 per 60 tablets
- Omeprazole $54 per 30 tablets
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Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat (acid reflux). If it keeps happening, it’s called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
Check if you have acid reflux
The main symptoms of acid reflux are:
heartburn – a burning sensation in the middle of your chest
an unpleasant sour taste in your mouth, caused by stomach acid
You may also have:
a cough or hiccups that keep coming back
a hoarse voice
bloating and feeling sick
Your symptoms will probably be worse after eating, when lying down and when bending over.
Causes of heartburn and acid reflux
Lots of people get heartburn from time to time. There’s often no obvious reason why.
Sometimes it’s caused or made worse by:
certain food and drink – such as coffee, alcohol, chocolate, and fatty or spicy foods
stress and anxiety
some medicines, such as anti-inflammatory painkillers (like ibuprofen)
a hiatus hernia – when part of your stomach moves up into your chest
How you can ease heartburn and acid reflux yourself
Simple lifestyle changes can help stop or reduce heartburn.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals
Raise one end of your bed 10-20cm by putting something under your bed or mattress – to make it so your chest and head are above the level of your waist, so stomach acid doesn’t travel upwards towards your throat
Try to lose weight if you’re overweight
Try find ways to relax
Have food or drink that triggers your symptoms
Eat within 3 or 4 hours before bed
Wear clothes that are tight around your waist
Drink too much alcohol
Stop taking any prescribed medicine without speaking to a doctor first
A pharmacist can help with heartburn and acid reflux
Speak to a pharmacist for advice if you keep getting heartburn.
They can recommend medicines called antacids that can help ease your symptoms.
It’s best to take these with food or soon after eating, as this is when you’re most likely to get heartburn. They may also work for longer if taken with food.
See a GP if:
Lifestyle changes and pharmacy medicines aren’t helping
You have heartburn most days for 3 weeks or more
You have other symptoms, like food getting stuck in your throat, frequently being sick or losing weight for no reason
Your GP can provide stronger treatments and help rule out any more serious possible causes of your symptoms.
Most people who take omeprazole don’t have any side effects. If you do get a side effect, it’s usually mild and will go away when you stop taking omeprazole.
Common side effects
Common side effects, which happen in more than 1 in 100 people, include:
feeling sick or vomiting
Omeprazole may also make you feel dizzy or sleepy. Some people might find it difficult to fall asleep.
It may also cause an itchy or lumpy skin rash or make your feet or ankles swell.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if the side effects bother you or don’t go away.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
Tell a doctor straight away if you have:
joint pain along with a red skin rash, especially in parts of your body exposed to the sun, such as your arms, cheeks and nose – these can be signs of a rare condition called subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus that can happen weeks or even years after taking omeprazole
yellow skin, dark pee and tiredness – these can be signs of liver problems
reddening, blisters and peeling of the skin, there may also be severe blisters and bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals – these can be signs of Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it’s possible to have a serious allergic reaction to omeprazole.
A serious allergic reaction is an emergency. Contact a doctor straight away if you think you or someone around you is having a serious allergic reaction.
These are not all the side effects of Losec/omeprazole. For a full list see the patient information leaflet.
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