Omeprazole Tablets 40mg

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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Product Information

Omeprazole 40mg Tablets are Delayed release (DR) containing Magnesium
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.

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

Administration:

  • Omeprazole can be taken with or without meals.
  • For the most effective treatment take 30-60minutes before your morning food intake.

Important: Do not crush as medication is enteric coated. This coating stops the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach

Dosage Form Tablets
Dosage

Recommended Dosage of Omeprazole 40mg

  • Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD):

    • Adult: 40 mg daily for 4 to 8 weeks.
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome:

    • Adults : 60mg daily. Your doctor may adjust your dose if required.
  • Duodenal ulcers with H. pylori:

    • Adults :20mg or 40mg daily once or twice . This dose is usually taken with Clarithromycin or Clarithromycin +Amoxicillin. Your doctor may adjust your dose if required.
  • 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.

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)

Facts & Benefits
  • Can be taken with food or on an empty stomach.
  • 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.

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