What is omeprazole gastro resistant capsules used for?

What is omeprazole gastro resistant capsules used for?

Omeprazole reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It’s a widely used treatment for indigestion and heartburn and acid reflux. It’s also taken to prevent and treat stomach ulcers. Sometimes omeprazole is taken for a rare illness caused by a tumour in the pancreas or gut called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

When should I take omeprazole 20mg gastro resistant capsules?

To treat ulcers in the upper part of the intestine (duodenal ulcer): The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day for 2 weeks. Your doctor may tell you to take the same dose for a further 2 weeks if your ulcer has not yet healed. If the ulcer does not fully heal, the dose can be increased to 40 mg once a day for 4 weeks.

What are the side effects of omeprazole gastro resistant capsules?

The most common side effects (1-10% of patients) are headache, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence and nausea/vomiting. The following adverse drug reactions have been identified or suspected in the clinical trials programme for omeprazole and post-marketing.

When should I take gastro resistant tablets?

This formulation is not suitable for children.

  1. It is recommended that you take your tablets in the morning.
  2. You can take your tablets with food or on an empty stomach.
  3. Swallow your tablets whole with half a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the tablets.

What is the Max dose of omeprazole?

Initial dose: 60 mg orally once a day. Maximum dose: 360 mg/day (as 120 mg orally 3 times a day) Comments: -Doses higher than 80 mg should be given in divided doses.

When to take omeprazole daily?

Prescription omeprazoleis 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, before meals when used to treat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.

How often can you take omeprazole?

Omeprazole is available as a delayed release capsule or tablet, suspension powder or in a packet. All of these will be taken orally, typically once a day for up to 14 days in a row. Treatment may be repeated every 4 months as necessary.

Can omeprazole be taken with food?

Take omeprazole capsules or delayed-release capsules before a meal, preferably in the morning. Omeprazole tablets may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Take omeprazole powder for oral suspension on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal.