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OMEKAN 20MG TABLET

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Composition FOR OMEKAN

Omeprazole(20 mg)

food interaction for OMEKAN

alcohol interaction for OMEKAN

pregnancy interaction for OMEKAN

lactation interaction for OMEKAN

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It is better to take Omekan 20mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Omekan 20mg tablet.
SAFE
Omekan 20mg tablet 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.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR OMEKAN

    Omeprazole(20 mg)

    Uses

    Omekan 20mg tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers

    How it works

    Omekan 20mg tablet lowers the acid production in the stomach.

    Common side effects

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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR OMEKAN

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      Rs. 7.35/tablet
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      Rs. 2.43/tablet
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      Rs. 36.38
      save 33% more per tablet
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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 3.40/tablet
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      (10 tablets in strip)
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      Rs. 3.50/tablet
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      Rs. 35
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    Expert advice FOR OMEKAN

    • 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 OMEKAN

    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

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    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 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)