Important Facts About Omeprazole
Most frequent questions and answers about Omeprazole as an acid reflux treatment.
Omeprazole capsules are often used for the relief of acid reflux.
Omeprazole capsules can also be used for:
- Gastro-oesophadeal reflux disease
- Ulcers in the stomach
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Always take Omeprazole capsules exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has prescribed. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking Omeprazole capsules.
You can take Omeprazole capsules with food or on an empty stomach.
You will need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before commencing treatment with Omeprazole if you are taking:
- Blood thinners
- St John’s Wort
As with any form of medication, Ompeprazole capsules have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Omeprazole. Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Omeprazole capsules:
- Stomach pains
- Feeling/being sick
- Benign polyps in the stomach.
For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Omeprazole.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Omeprazole capsules.
As Omeprazole is excreted in breast milk, therefore your doctor will decide whether it is suitable for you to take Omeprazole to treat acid reflux.
Keep Omeprazole out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take Omeprazole after the expiry date which is stated on the pack after EXP.
Always store Omeprazole in its original packaging. Do not store Omeprazole above 25°C.
Do not throw away any Omeprazole capsules via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.