If you take Omeprazole tablets on a long-term basis (longer than 1 year) your doctor will probably keep you under regular surveillance. You should report any new and exceptional symptoms and circumstances whenever you see your doctor.
This formulation is not suitable for children.
Always take Omeprazole tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
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If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
To treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to stop them coming back:
1. What Omeprazole tablets are and what they are used for 2. What you need to know before you take Omeprazole tablets 3. How to take Omeprazole tablets 4. Possible side effects 5. How to store Omeprazole tablets 6. Contents of the pack and otherinformation.
To treat duodenal and stomach ulcers caused by NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs):
l your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
OMEPRAZOLE 10mg / 20mg / 40mg GASTRO-RESISTANT TABLETS Omeprazole.
If you take more Omeprazole tablets than prescribed by your doctor, talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away.
To prevent duodenal and stomach ulcers if you are taking NSAIDs :
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people).
Omeprazole is excreted in breast milk but is not likely to influence the child when therapeutic doses are used.
The product code for this leaflet is: PL 14017/0041.
To treat ulcers in the upper part of the intestine (duodenal ulcer):
Omeprazole tablets may hide the symptoms of other diseases. Therefore, if any of the following happen to you before you start taking Omeprazole tablets or while you are taking it, talk to your doctor straight away:
The recommended doses are given below. Adults:
If you are on Omeprazole tablets for more than three months it is possible that the levels of magnesium in your blood may fall. Low levels of magnesium can be seen as fatigue, involuntary muscle contractions, disorientation, convulsions, dizziness, increased heart rate. If you get any of these symptoms, please l your doctor promptly. Low levels of magnesium can also lead to a reduction in potassium or calcium levels in the blood. Your doctor may decide to perform regular blood tests to monitor your levels of magnesium.
If your doctor has prescribed the antibiotics amoxicillin and clarithromycin as well as Omeprazole tablets to treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, it is very important that you l your doctor about any other medicines you are taking.
Omeprazole may reduce magnesium level in blood, especially if you are taking it for more than 3 months; Talk to your doctor if you are taking Digoxin or water tablets, as they may increase the risk of low magnesium level.
To treat too much acid in the stomach caused by a growth in the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome) : Children:
Not Known (Frequency cannot be estimated from the available data).
(Referred to as Omeprazole tablets throughout this leaflet).
You can take your tablets with food or on an empty stomach.
Do not take Omeprazole tablets if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection).
This leaflet was last revised in February 2015.
Omeprazole tablets is not likely to affect your ability to drive or use any tools or machines. Side effects such as dizziness and visual disturbances may occur (see section 4). If affected, you should not drive or operate machinery.
Do not take Omeprazole tablets if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Omeprazole tablets.
Omeprazole tablets is used to treat the following conditions: In adults:
Your doctor will l you how many tablets to take and how long to take them for. This will depend on your condition and how old you are.
Omeprazole tablets contain lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Your doctor will decide whether you can take Omeprazole tablets if you are breast-feeding.
To treat symptoms of GORD such as heartburn and acid regurgitation :
Taking a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole tablets, especially over a period of more than one year, may slightly increase your risk of fracture in the hip, wrist or spine. l your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (which can increase the risk of osteoporosis).
Please l your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This is because Omeprazole tablets can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on Omeprazole tablets.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people).
1. Omeprazole 10 mg gastro-resistant tablets are brownish-pink film coated capsule shaped tablets. Blisters of 28 tablets 2. Omeprazole 20 mg gastro-resistant tablets are brownish-pink film coated capsule shaped tablets. Blisters of 28 tablets 3. Omeprazole 40 mg gastro-resistant tablets are brownish-pink film coated capsule shaped tablets. Blisters of 7, 28 tablets.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, sodium starch glycolate, sodium stearyl fumarate, sodium stearate, hypromellose acetate succinate, brownish pink colour [contains propylene glycol, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172), hypromellose and yellow iron oxide (E172)], talc, triethyl citrate, monoethanolamine, sodium laurilsulfate and traces of carnauba wax.
Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not get any of them. If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please l your doctor or pharmacist.
Omeprazole tablets contains the active substance omeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
The active substance is omeprazole. Omeprazole tablets contain 10 mg, 20 mg and 40mg of omeprazole.
Like all medicines, Omeprazole tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Omeprazole tablets may in very rare cases affect the white blood cells leading to immune deficiency. If you have an infection with symptoms such as fever with a severely reduced general condition or fever with symptoms of a local infection such as pain in the neck, throat or mouth or difficulties in urinating, you must consult your doctor as soon as possible so that a lack of white blood cells (agranulocytosis) can be ruled out by a blood test. It is important for you to give information about your medicine at this time.
To prevent the duodenal and stomach ulcers from coming back:
Uncommon side effects ( may affect up to 1 in 100 people).
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people).
To treat ulcers in the stomach (gastric ulcer):
Omeprazole long term side effects