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OMALCER 20MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR OMALCER

Omeprazole(20 mg)

food interaction for OMALCER

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pregnancy interaction for OMALCER

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medicine interaction for OMALCER

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Omalcer 20mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Omalcer 20mg capsule.
SAFE
Omalcer 20mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR OMALCER

Omeprazole(20 mg)

Uses

Omalcer 20mg capsule is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers

How it works

Omalcer 20mg capsule lowers the acid production in the stomach.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Flatulence

SUBSTITUTES FOR OMALCER

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    Rs. 2.99/capsule
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    Rs. 2.40/capsule
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Expert advice FOR OMALCER

  • Take Omeprazole immediately before a meal, preferably in the morning.
  • Take Omeprazole for the entire duration of the treatment, even if you begin to feel better.
  • Get a blood test done to know the magnesium level in your body once a year; you may need a magnesium supplement while using the Omeprazole,as a long-term treatment.
  • Long-term use of the Omeprazole can cause weak or broken bones.
  • Avoid using clopidogrel (blood thinner) with Omeprazole.

Frequently asked questions FOR OMALCER

Omeprazole

Q. Is omeprazole the same as Prilosec/Omez/Omezol or Ocid?
Yes. These are the brand names for omeprazole

Q. What is omez?
Omez contains omeprazole. It is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid production in stomach. It is not antacid which reacts and neutralizes acid. It is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria

Q. Is omeprazole gluten free?
Yes. Omeprazole is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. Is omeprazole available over the counter?
Omeprazole although available over the counter, it should be taken only on doctor’s advice

Q. Can I take omeprazole for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or nausea?
Omeprazole can be used for nausea or other gastric acidity related problems. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition and before taking the drug

Q. Can I take omeprazole forever?
No. Long term use of omeprazole increases the risk of wrists, hips, or spine fracture

Q. Can I take omeprazole with ranitidine, paracetamol, doxycycline, or metronidazole?
Yes. You can take omeprazole with ranitidine, paracetamol, doxycycline, or metronidazole

Q. Can I take omeprazole with Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium), or Tums (calcium supplements)?
Yes. You can take omeprazole with Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium), or Tums (calcium supplements)

Q. Does omeprazole cause weight gain?
Omeprazole may cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing the same.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)