What is Omeprazole (Omeprazole) used for?
Omeprazole (Omeprazole) will help patients with conditions related to excessive levels of stomach acid such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). It inhibits the stomach to produce high amounts of acid, which as a result will help with the ill symptoms associated such as stomach discomfort or pain etc. Additionally, this proton pump inhibitor will increase the healing process in the esophagus. This drug may also be combined with antibiotics to treat gastric ulcers that have result from helicobacter pylori infection.
How should I use Omeprazole (Omeprazole)?
Dosing is typically once per day before breakfast for 14 days, swallow it whole and do not chew or crush the tablet. Patients using this drug repeatedly need to give their body a break every 2 weeks for a period of at least 4 months.
What are the side effects of Omeprazole (Omeprazole)?
If you suffer any of the following, you should contact your physician quickly:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Omeprazole (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, if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or on going health conditions.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallow.