Omeraz Capsule

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Composition for Omeraz NA Capsule

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Primarily used for

Acidity, Heartburn, Intestinal ulcers
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Alcohol
10
₹1.0/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Omeraz Capsule

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Uses of Omeraz Capsule

Omeraz Capsule is used in the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
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Side effects of Omeraz Capsule

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Flatulence.

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How to use Omeraz Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Omeraz Capsule at a fixed time.

How Omeraz Capsule works

Omeraz capsule lowers the acid production in the stomach.

In Depth Information on Omeraz Capsule

Expert advice for Omeraz Capsule

  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
  • Omeraz can decrease magnesium levels in blood. Get your magnesium levels checked regularly. You may need a magnesium supplement or need to discontinue your medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from osteoporosis as Omeraz can weaken your bones by decreasing calcium levels in blood. You may need a calcium supplement, preferably calcium citrate.
  • Omeraz is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • It may take a few days to show its effect. You can take an antacid for a quick relief during this time unless your doctor has asked you not to use them.
  • Once you start feeling better, do not stop taking your medicine. Take it for the duration as advised by your doctor
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Warnings
Special precautions for Omeraz Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking a large amount of alcohol can increase acidity and ca
use acid reflux in the food pipe causing heartburn. This would decrease the effect of this drug and can aggravate your underlying condition.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Omeraz 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.
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Lactation
Omeraz Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Li
mited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Omeraz Capsule may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
SAFE
Omeraz Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney diseas
e. No dose adjustment of Omeraz Capsule is recommended.
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Liver
Omeraz Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Omeraz Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

A lower dose may be advised in patients with liver disease and who have to take this medicine for a long time.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Medzol 1mg Injection, Anzilum 0.5mg Tablet, Zathrin Redimix Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Omeprazole, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Omeraz NA Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Omeprazole

Q. Can I take Omeraz with domperidone?
Omeraz can be safely taken with domperidone as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone works by increasing the gut motility and Rabeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Use of Omeraz is contraindicated if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine belonging to the same class of drugs. Also, do not take Omeraz if you are already taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for the treatment of HIV infection).
If you miss a dose of Omeraz, take it as soon as you remember and the next dose as scheduled. However, if it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose and then follow the regular schedule. Do not take double the dose.
Omeraz can be safely taken with oral contraceptive pills (birth control). They do not affect each other's action and no harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Omeraz belongs to the group of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). This drug decreases the acid production in your stomach and is indicated for the treatment of conditions caused by excess acid secretion in the stomach.
Q. Is Omeraz better than pantoprazole?
Omeraz and pantoprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Both work by decreasing acid production in the stomach and are seen to be almost equally effective and safe in many clinical research studies. However, the response may vary from patient to patient and depend on the dose.
Omeraz has been reported to cause subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus in many studies. Common signs and symptoms of this disease include painful joints, tiredness, weakness, rash, fever, anemia, mouth ulcers, hair loss, and many others and these may get aggravated again and again. Talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects as you may need to discontinue this medicine.
Q. Is Omeraz better than lansoprazole?
Omeraz and lansoprazole are two different medicines belonging to the same class 'proton pump inhibitors'. Some studies mention that lansoprazole is more effective than Omeraz for rapid relief of symptomatic heartburn. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is Omeraz better than probiotics?
Probiotics and Omeraz perform different functions in the body. Omeraz suppresses acid production in the stomach to prevent injury to the walls of the stomach and esophagus while probiotics help to prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the body, help to maintain a balance in the stomach between good and harmful bacteria and protect the stomach from infections. Probiotics and Omeraz both are useful in the eradication of helicobacter pylori, which can cause stomach ulcers and also contribute to acid reflux.
Q. Can I take Omeraz with ondansetron?
Ondansetron is an anti-emetic medicine which helps in relieving nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting. No harmful effects have been seen when Omeraz is used with ondansetron. So, these two medicines can be taken together.
Lactose intolerance has been reported with the use of Omeraz in some patients. Many Omeraz preparations contain lactose as an ingredient. This is a digestive problem in which the patient cannot digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products. The patient may complain of symptoms like flatulence (gas), diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain and feeling of being sick (nausea). Read the ingredients mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Omeraz can be taken with vitamin E. The combinations seems to have a beneficial effect in terms of better maintenance of moderate to severe esophagitis. However, there are not many studies or reports on this subject. Talk to your doctor for more information on this.
Q. Can I take Omeraz with levosulpiride?
Omeraz can be safely taken with levosulpiride as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Levosulpiride works by increasing the gut motility and Omeraz decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.
Q. Is Omeraz better than famotidine?
Omeraz is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and famotidine is an H2 blocker. Both lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers. Studies have shown that Omeraz is more effective than famotidine for the control of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms, in rapid healing of duodenal ulcers and achieving more rapid pain relief. However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Omeraz may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD) as reported in few studies and informed by the US FDA as well. A possibility of CDAD can be there in patients taking PPIs and developed diarrhea that does not improve.
Omeraz can be taken by cancer patients as prescribed by a doctor. Since cancer patients may also take many other medicines for the primary cancer treatment or for other symptoms and infections, there are chances of drug interactions with Omeraz.
Take Omeraz for as long as advised by your doctor. The duration of taking Omeraz would vary depending on your condition. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.
Omeraz can cause osteoporosis (thinning of bones) as it decreases the calcium absorption leading to calcium deficiency. This leads to an increased risk of bone fractures on long-term use, like hip, wrist or spine fractures. Inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (these can increase the risk of osteoporosis) before starting your therapy. Take enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk.
Rare side effects seen with the use of Omeraz includes a decrease in white cells or platelets, allergic reactions, problems like blurred vision, wheezing, shortness of breath (bronchospasm), dry mouth, thrush, liver problems like jaundice, hair loss (alopecia), skin rash on exposure to sunshine, joint pains (arthralgia) or muscle pains (myalgia), severe kidney problems (interstitial nephritis), increased sweating and inflammation of the gut causing diarrhoea.
Proton (acid) pumps are found on the stomach mucosa and they are responsible for secreting acid in the stomach. Omeraz works by blocking this gastric acid pump and this unique mechanism of action helps in decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach.
Omeraz can rarely cause hepatitis with or without jaundice and very rarely it can lead to hepatic failure and encephalopathy in patients with the underlying liver disease. Omeraz does not cause hepatitis B or any other viral hepatitis. However, there are studies showing an increased occurrence of hepatic encephalopathy in hepatitis B patients using PPIs. These medicines should be used with caution in patients with the underlying liver disease.
Q. Is Omeraz better than dexlansoprazole?
Omeraz and dexlansoprazole are two different medicines belonging to the same class of proton pump inhibitors. There are no studies which compare Omeraz and dexlansoprazole. Omeraz and dexlansoprazole have similar action, but their effect may vary in different patients.
Use of proton pump inhibitors like Omeraz has been seen to be associated with an increase in chromogranin levels. This increase in chromogranin levels can be due to the effect of these drugs on enterochromaffin cells and this could also falsely increase the levels in patients with neuroendocrine tumours.
Use of proton pump inhibitors like Omeraz has been recently linked with the development of dementia in elderly patients. As this risk of developing dementia is not confirmed, talk to your doctor for more information on this effect.
Omeraz may cause vitamin B12 and vitamin C deficiency. When taken orally, vitamin B12 requires an acidic environment for its absorption from the stomach while Omeraz causes a decrease the gastric acid secretion. You may need to take vitamin B12 supplements from outside. The clinical significance of the decrease in vitamin C levels is not known, so vitamin C supplementation is not recommended.
Yes, Omeraz does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Omeraz after the expiry date.
Omeraz before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding reduces the need for endoscopic therapy, the rate of post-endoscopy bleeding, and shortens hospital stays. Hence Omeraz is given before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.
Q. Is Omeraz better than ranitidine?
Omeraz is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and ranitidine is an H2 blocker. Both lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers. Studies have shown that Omeraz is more effective than ranitidine in resolving heartburn in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), rapid healing of ulcers and prevent ulcers in patients who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, the effect of these medicines may vary upon individual response.
Q. Are there any withdrawal symptoms associated with the use of Omeraz?
There are no withdrawal symptoms seen when patients stop using Omeraz as it has no habit forming tendencies.
Omeraz can cause magnesium deficiency in the blood. Low magnesium levels is a rare side effect seen in patients treated with Omeraz for at least three months and in most cases after a year of therapy. The patient may have symptoms like tetany, arrhythmias, and seizures and may need to stop this medicine and take magnesium from outside. Magnesium levels should be tested at regular intervals in the patients taking Omeraz for a long duration.
Omeraz is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Patients with cardiac disease can take Omeraz. However, Omeraz can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by a patient with an underlying cardiac disease. Patients taking Omeraz and digoxin may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Omeraz decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects. Patients taking these medicines together needs to be monitored closely by a doctor.
Use of Omeraz can cause iron deficiency and a decrease in hemoglobin levels as it decreases the acidic environment of the stomach needed for the absorption of iron. However, there are no recommendations on the regular monitoring of iron levels or taking iron supplements when the patient is taking Omeraz.
Q. How is Omeraz different from esomeprazole?
Omeraz and esomeprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Esomeprazole is an S-isomer of Omeraz. Studies have shown that esomeprazole provides more effective and rapid acid control than Omeraz, without any increase in side effects and fewer variations in response between different patients.
Omeraz is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Omeraz does not get you high and does not cause any addiction as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.
Omeraz is a prescription medicine and you can buy this drug by providing a doctor's prescription. Omeraz is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product.
Omeraz is metabolized in the liver by the cytochrome P450 enzymes mainly CYP2C19. There could be an increase in the level of Omeraz in patients with underlying liver disease because of a decrease in its metabolism. However, the amount of drug does not increase if given once a day.
Omeraz can be used in stroke patients. There are studies suggesting that proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) as a class are not associated with an increased short-term risk of recurrent stroke or death among older adults treated with clopidogrel after stroke.
Q. How is Omeraz better than cimetidine?
Omeraz is a proton pump inhibitor and cimetidine is an H2 receptor blocker. They act in different ways but both decrease the acid production in the stomach. However, Omeraz is more potent, longer acting, and has fewer adverse effects when compared to cimetidine.
Q. Is Omeraz better than rabeprazole?
Omeraz and Rabeprazole belong to the same class of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and work in the same way to decrease acid production in the stomach. However, few clinical studies have shown that rabeprazole provides better relief of the symptoms including the daytime pain of duodenal ulcers. The difference in response may also vary in different patients
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