What is Omez (Omeprazole) used for?
Omez (Omeprazole) is given to patients as a treatment for symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as other stomach conditions, such as acid reflux and ulcers. It is also used to help promote healing from damage to the esophagus caused by stomach acid. This medication is a type of drug known as a proton pump inhibitor which works by reducing the production of stomach acid.
How should I use Omez (Omeprazole)?
Omez (Omeprazole) capsules are usually taken once per day, before eating. However, you should consult your physician before you begin taking it, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. If you don't notice any improvement in your condition after 14 days, you should consult your physician.
What are the side effects of Omez (Omeprazole)?
Some patients using Omez (Omeprazole) capsules may notice some side effects, such as:
You should note that if you experience more serious side effects, you must immediately consult your physician. Serious side effects include uncontrolled muscle movements, cramps or seizures.
This medication may increase the risk of bone fractures, especially in patients over 50.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Omez (Omeprazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.