If you are suffering from acid reflux, Omeprazole could remedy your condition. It is a medicine which provides a cure when there is excessive acide in the stomach. This can be painful and create ulcers and erode the lining of the throat.
It is a standard drug that is used to provide cure when there is an excessive amount of acid in the stomach. It is taken to treat certain conditions such as gastric and duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a type of condition when there is an acid reflux in the stomach and it goes back up into the esophagus.
Omeprazole is the generic name of this medicine. It goes by the brands Losec and Prisolec. It is taken to treat diseases pertaining to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, peptic ulcer, and gastro esophageal reflux disease or acid reflux. Its other uses are for treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Administering of the medication is done through oral and intravenous ways.
It is classified as a proton pump inhibitor. These are commonly found on the lining of the stomach. They are used by the cells they are in to manufacture acid in the stomach. The end result of the medication stems from its ability to restrain the proton pumps movement. In the end, this action produces less amount of acid in the stomach.
Excess stomach acid may result to symptoms of indigestion. Eventually, it prevents the flowback of the excess acid into the food pipe. This is the action that prevents heartburn from happening. Anybody with reflux knows how painful heartburn is. The prevention of the reflux action allows the esophagus or food pipe to recuperate from previous episodes.
Peptic ulcers have a chance to heal faster because of its ability to reduce acidity. It works well with antibiotics that kill the H pylori bacteria in the stomach by creating a cleaner lining. With a clean lining, antibiotics can zero in easily on the bacteria.
A good question to ask is how long does it take to start working? It all depends on the disease it is taken for. Indigestion and heartburn symptoms are dealt with in a matter of minutes to a couple of days. There are some diseases that require taking this drug for a few weeks. Then there are some cases in which the patient has to take it for a longer period. Long term cases need to do so to either keep the condition under control or prevent it from afflicting the patient again.
To this day, scientists, manufacturers and doctors have no sure way of telling if the medication is safe for pregnant women. 1979 was the year it was discovered. It is found in The World Health Organization List of Essential Medicines which forms the list of the most important medicines in basic health care. It is classified under ‘generic medication’.
The regular dosage of an Omezaprole 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 tablets. 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.
The common side effects are:
The side effects of Omeprazole include the following:
It is common to be prescribed Omeprazole 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.
There are other medicines which treat acid reflux. One is Lansoprazole tablets. It is typically prescribed in 15mg pills. Ask your doctor to prescribe the best antacid medicine.
If you are a UK citizen and have a doctor’s prescription for Omezaprole 20 mg tablets, we can fulfil your prescription. If you do not have one already, our online doctor’s service can guide you to obtaining one. Prices are found below and above as you add this medicine to cart or begin your consultation if you haven’t already a prescription.