Do not keep any medicines that are out of date. Check with your pharmacist about the best way to throw away outdated or leftover medicines.
Omeprazole liquid is a grainy liquid and you will see that it settles down at the bottom of the bottle. You need to shake your bottle very well before drawing up the dose in the syringe.
Check with your child’s doctor or pharmacist before giving your child any other medicines (prescription, non-prescription, herbal, or natural products).
You should give the antacid for the first week that your child is taking omeprazole, unless your doctor ls you not to. Your doctor will l you how long to use the antacid.
Keep omeprazole out of your child’s sight and reach and locked up in a safe place. If your child takes too much omeprazole, call the Ontario Poison Centre at one of these numbers. These calls are free.
If you are using the tablet form and your child cannot swallow the whole tablet or needs only part of a tablet, follow these steps:
Your child needs to take the medicine called omeprazole (say: o-MEP-ra-zole). This information sheet explains what omeprazole does, how to give it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when he or she takes this medicine.
If your child is taking liquid omeprazole, follow these instructions:
Do not share your child’s medicine with others. Do not give anyone else’s medicine to your child.
There are some medicines that should not be taken together with omeprazole or in some cases the dose of omeprazole or the other medicine may need to be adjusted. Make sure that your doctor or pharmacist knows if your child is also taking:
Your doctor may ask you to give an antacid to your child before each dose of omeprazole. The doctor may l you to use the antacid for the first week that your child gets omeprazole. Do not give your child an antacid without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist first.
Keep a list of all medications your child is on to show the doctor or pharmacist.
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l your doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to omeprazole.
Omeprazole liquid must be made by a pharmacy. Make sure your pharmacy is able to make it for your child.
Give this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist ls you, even if your child seems better.
It may take several days for this medicine to help your child feel better. It may take up to 1 month for the medicine to have full effect.
Give the antacid 20 to 30 minutes before each dose of omeprazole. Use an antacid such as Maalox or Diovol. You may buy the antacid at any pharmacy.
Make sure you always have enough omeprazole to last through weekends, holidays, and vacations. Call your pharmacy at least 2 days before your child runs out of medicine to order refills.
Keep omeprazole liquid in a refrigerator. It is important that you return the bottle to the refrigerator immediay after each use. If you leave it out of the fridge for more than 24 hours, then do the following:
Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about omeprazole and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about omeprazole, speak to your health care provider.
Omeprazole liquid should not be used if it has turned brown.
Omeprazole is a medicine that helps the stomach make less acid. It is used to treat patients with reflux disease, inflammation of the throat or stomach lining, or bleeding in the stomach. It may also be used with antibiotics to treat ulcers. You may hear omeprazole called by its brand name, Losec. Omeprazole comes as tablets, capsules, or liquid.
Keep omeprazole tablets and capsules at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do not store it in the bathroom or kitchen.
Your child may have some of these side effects while he or she takes omeprazole. Check with your child’s doctor if your child continues to have any of these side effects, and they do not go away, or they bother your child:
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