Omeprazole is utilized as a short-term treatment. This proton pump inhibitor can treat acid peptic disease, duodenal ulcer, gastro esophageal reflux, gastric ulcer, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It works really well in the maintenance treatment of Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease.
How does it work:
Omeprazole belongs to the group of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI). A proton pump is a small substance embedded in the lining of the stomach that helps it make acid for digestion. The drug Omeprazole stops proton pumps from working. This reduces stomach acid production
Dosage of usage:
Active duodenal ulcer
20 mg taken once every day for up to 4 weeks. Treatment for some people may take longer than 4 weeks.
Dosage for gastric (stomach) ulcer
The side effects of this drug differ slightly between children and adults.
Adult side effects can include:
Warnings and precautions while using this product:
While Omeprazole may improve stomach acid symptoms, you may still have serious stomach problems. It may also increase your risk of severe diarrhea. There may be an infection in your intestines (Clostridium difficile) causing diarrhea.