Omeprazole Capsules 20mg

Omeprazole (Generic Zegerid®, Generic Prilosec®) delayed release (DR) is used to treat acid-induced inflammation ulcers, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), and heartburn.


Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitors (PPI) which blocks the production of acid by the stomach.

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Expiry Date: Feb 28, 2018

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Product Information

Omeprazole 20mg Capsules are Delayed release (DR)

Omeprazole is in a class of drugs known as Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), whose main purpose is for a long-lasting reduction in production of gastric acid.

Treats frequent heartburn of 2 or more days per week

Also taken for preventing/treating damage to the stomach and upper part of the intestine caused by an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) .

Additional Information

Common Side Effects:

Diarrhea, nausea, headaches, rash and dizziness. Agitation, irregular heartbeat, muscle pain, leg cramps and infrequent water retention.

Precaution:

Before you consider taking this medication consult your health professional if you are Breastfeeding, pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Excess Dose:

Contact your health professional immediately.

Storage:

Keep in the original package to protect from moisture.
Store away from excess light and moisture at room temperature, 59-86°F  (15-30°C)

Active Ingredient Omeprazole 20mg
Dosage Form Capsule
Dosage

Administration

  •  Omeprazole can be taken with or without meals.
  •  For the most effective treatment take 30-60minutes before your morning food intake.
  •  Do not crush as medication is enteric coated. This coating stops the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach

Recommended Dosage of Omeprazole 20mg

Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), and heartburn

  • Adults - Treatment - 20mg once daily for 4-8 weeks.
  • Adults - Maintenance -Usual dose is 20mg daily ongoing, or as per doctors instructions

Stomach ulcers or gastric ulcers

  • Adults - Treatment -Usual dose 20 mg once a day for 4 weeks
  • Adults - Maintenance -Ulcers that do not fully heal, dose can be increased to 40 mg daily for 4 weeks.

Duodenal and stomach ulcers

  • Adults - Treatment -Normal dose is 20 mg once a day for 2 weeks.
  • Adults-– Maintenance-Ulcers that do not fully heal, dose can be increased to 40 mg once a day for 4 weeks.

Important: Missed Dose

  • Take it as soon as you remember it. However, if the time is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Facts & Benefits
  • Safe and effective for use in treating frequent heartburn
  • It may take 1 to 4 days to feel the full effects of the medication
  • Works by directly blocking active stomach pumps that produce acid before they start.
  • Enteric coated pellets which stop the medication from being broken down by acid
Expiry Date Feb 28, 2018

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