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Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. The drug is often prescribed for acid reflux and is available in 10mg, 20mg and 40mg capsules to be taken once per day.
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What is Omeprazole?
Omeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
Omeprazole, sold under the brand names Prilosec and Losec among others, is a medication used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. It is also used to prevent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in people who are at high risk.
Omeprazole oral capsule is a prescription drug that’s only available in a generic form. It doesn’t have a brand-name version. Omeprazole is also available as an oral suspension and comes as an over-the-counter (OTC) medication.
Omeprazole is a PPI medication. It is a class of drug that is known as proton pump inhibitors. This medicine reduces acid in the stomach and is commonly used for the treatment of indigestion, acid reflux, and heartburn. Omeprazole is widely taken to treat stomach ulcers too.
Omeprazole comes in liquid, capsule, and tablet form.
How does Omeprazole work?
Omeprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach produces. It does this by blocking a system in the cells of your stomach called the proton pump. The proton pump works in the final step of acid production. When the proton pump is blocked, your stomach makes less acid. This can help decrease your symptoms.
Omeprazole works by effectively reducing the level of acidity and the amount of acid produced inside the stomach. It works by blocking certain systems in the cell walls of the stomach refer to as proton pump. The process impacts the final stages of acid production. Whenever the proton pump is effectively blocked, the stomach creates lesser acid. This helps acid reflux, hyperacidity, and certain ulcers.
What are the benefits of Omeprazole?
Stomach pain can be debilitating and it precludes one from performing daily tasks. This is where the drug Omeprazole comes in handy. It helps reduce acidity levels inside the stomach enabling lesser symptoms and pain for patients. Once treated, they are back to their daily activities in no time.
Omeprazole 20 mg
The regular dosage of an Omeprazole tablet is 20 mg. It is also available as an over-the-counter medication by the name of Prilosec. Prilosec 20 mg can be sold OTC at pharmacies across the UK. It is available via over-the-counter and through doctor's prescription when you buy Omeprazole. Dosage must be followed according only to doctors' advice. It is important to follow doctors' advice on this as different condition may require different dosage.
Omeprazole 40 mg
It is common to be prescribed capsules at a strength of 40 mg per dosage. It is typically sold as Omeprazole 20 mg tablets. If you are prescribed for a 40 mg dose, simply take two 20 mg Omeprazole capsules.