What is Omeprazole?
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
What are the dangers of taking omeprazole?
Taking omeprazole for more than a year may increase your chances of certain side effects, including: bone fractures. gut infections. vitamin B12 deficiency – symptoms include feeling very tired, a sore and red tongue, mouth ulcers and pins and needles
What is the best time to take omeprazole?
You’ll usually take omeprazole once a day, first thing in the morning. It will not affect your stomach, so you can take it with or without food. If you take omeprazole twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening. Swallow tablets and capsules whole with a drink of water or squash.
Is it OK to take omeprazole everyday?
You should not take it for more than 14 days or repeat a 14-day course more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor. Do not crush, break, or chew the tablet.
What foods to avoid while taking omeprazole?:
Greasy or fatty foods like french fries, pizza, deep fried chicken slow the digestive system down and often causes indigestion, heartburn and nausea. Onions, garlic, chocolate, coffee, peppermint and some spices can also cause an increase in gastric symptoms
Can i buy omeprazole over the counter in Namibia?
You cannot buy omeprazole capsules, they are prescription only. Omeprazole tablets that you buy from pharmacies or supermarkets can be taken by adults for up to 14 days. Liquid omeprazole can be prescribed by a doctor for children and people who cannot swallow capsules or tablets