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Composition for OMEGRAN


food interaction for OMEGRAN

alcohol interaction for OMEGRAN

pregnancy interaction for OMEGRAN

lactation interaction for OMEGRAN

Take it empty stomach (1 hour before meals or 2 hour after food)
No interaction with alcohol
Weigh benefit versus risk during pregnancy. Consult your doctor.
Unknown. Consult your doctor.




Omegran powder is used to treat frequent persistent heartburn, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD; flow of bitter fluid into mouth, and upper abdominal/ epigastric pain); and other diseases caused by excessive stomach acid. It is also used to help in the healing of the food pipe (esophagus) when it gets damaged by excessive stomach acid ( erosive esophagitis). 

How it works

Omegran powder belongs to class of medications called proton pump inhibitors. It blocks the activity of the proton pumps in the stomach wall that produce acid, thereby reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Acne-like rash, Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Hip fracture, Itching, Muscle cramp, Swelling, Tingling sensation


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Expert advice for OMEGRAN

  • Take omeprazole tablets one hour before a meal.
  • Do not chew or crush the tablets because the tablets are coated with enteric coating which stops the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. It is important not to damage the tablets.
  • When using Omeprazole long-term, take a calcium  with vitamin D supplement daily to prevent bone loss.
  • Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a forgotten dose.
  • Do not start or continue the omeprazole tablets and consult your doctor If  you are allergic to omeprazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine and other proton pump inhibitor medicines (e.g, pantoprazole, lanzoprazole, rabeprazole, esomeprazole).

Frequently asked questions for OMEGRAN


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 08 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)