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Omeprazol

Gastro-resistant capsules 20 mg

Prescription-only medicine
Reimburse by Health Insurance Fund

ATC A02BC01

POSOLOGY AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION

Adults

To treat symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease such as heartburn and acid regurgitation:

  • The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks, continuing with 40 mg for a further 8 weeks if the gullet has not yet healed.
  • The recommended maintenance dose is 10 mg once a day.
  • If the gullet has not been damaged, the usual dose is 10 mg once a day.

To treat ulcers in the upper part of the intestine (duodenal ulcer):

  • The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day for 2 weeks, continuing with the same dose for a further 2 weeks if the ulcer has not yet healed.
  • If the ulcers do not fully heal, the dose can be increased to 40 mg once a day for 4 weeks.

To treat ulcers in the stomach (gastric ulcer):

  • The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day for 4 weeks, continuing with the same dose for a further 4 weeks if the ulcer has not yet healed.
  • If the ulcers do not fully heal, the dose can be increased to 40 mg once a day for 8 weeks.

To prevent the duodenal and stomach ulcers:

  • The recommended dose is 10 mg or 20 mg once a day. The dose may be increased up to 40 mg once a day.

To treat duodenal and stomach ulcers caused by NSAIDs:

  • The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day for 4–8 weeks.

To prevent duodenal and stomach ulcers while taking NSAIDs:

  • The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day.

To treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to stop them coming back:

  • The recommended dose is 20 mg Omeprazol twice a day for one week.

To treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome):

  • The recommended dose is 60 mg daily.

Use in children and adolescents

To treat symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease such as heartburn and acid regurgitation:

  • Children over 1 year of age and with a bodyweight of more than 10 kg may take Omeprazol. The dose for children is based on the child’s weight and the doctor will decide the correct dose.

To treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to stop them coming back:

Children aged over 4 years may take Omeprazol. The dose for children is based


Medicine’s information on this web page is only a short description of its characteristics. Do not take them as recommendations for self-treatment of your health condition.

You must inform your physician and pharmacist and follow their recommendations before you use the medicine for treatment. Always read carefully the patient information leaflet.

COMPOSITION

Each gastro-resistant capsule contains 20 mg omeprazole, auxiliary substances.

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

Omeprazol belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. It reduces the secretion of acid in the stomach and is indicated for the treatment of:

In adults:

  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, (abdominal pain, inflammation and heartburn).
  • Duodenal or gastric ulcers.
  • Treatment of GIT ‘Helicobacter pylori’
  • Prophylaxis and treatment of ulcers caused by NSAIDs.
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

In children:

Children over 1 year of age and ≥ 10 kg

  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease causing pain, inflammation and heartburn.

In children, the symptoms of the condition can include regurgitation, vomiting and poor weight gain.

Children over 4 years of age and adolescents

  • Ulcers which are infected with bacteria ‘Helicobacter pylori’.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

OMEPRAZOL is contraindicated in patients allergic to omeprazole or any of the other ingredients in the medicine, patients allergic to proton pump inhibitors (eg pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, esomeprazole), patients taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for HIV infection).

PACKAGING

Box with a plastic container with 15 gastro-resistant capsules of 20 mg.