Generic Name - Omeprazole
Category - Antiulcer agent, Gastric acid pump inhibitor
Ulcers, Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Omeprazole is indicated to treat ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus). Prilosec is also indicated to treat conditions where the stomach produces too much acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Omeprazole Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Omeprazole is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Omeprazole interacts with a number of medications. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Prilosec,
The usual recommended dosage of Omeprazole for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is 20 milligrams daily for up to 4 weeks. For erosive esophagitis accompanied by GERD symptoms, the usual dose is 20 milligrams a day for 4 to 8 weeks.
Omeprazole Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Omeprazole side Effects include blood in urine,
Chest pain or tightness, dark yellow or brown urine, fever or sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Omeprazole.
Omeprazole and Pregnancy
The safety and effectiveness of Omeprazole in pregnant women have not been established. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Omeprazole and Breastfeeding
Omeprazole passes into human milk and may cause unwanted effects in nursing infants. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Omeprazole and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Omeprazole in pediatric patients have not been established.
Omeprazole and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Omeprazole in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Omeprazole serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.