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Omez Capsule


Overview

Introduction of Omez Capsule

Omez Capsule is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid-reflux) and peptic ulcer disease.

Omez Capsule is also used for treatment and prophylaxis of reflux oesophagitis, for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.This medicine works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps to provide relief in acid related indigestion and heartburn. It is taken by mouth one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning. Take this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Before taking this medicine it is better to inform doctor if you have any severe liver disease as dose of your medicine needs to be adjusted. It is better to not take this medicine along with an antacid, you may try to take it two hours before or after taking this medicine.

It is well tolerated and safe medicine with a very low incidence of any harmful effects. However, there can be side effects like headache, abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation and nausea or vomiting. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. However, it is better to consult doctor if you get watery diarrhea with fever or stomach pain that does not go away. Remember long term use of this medicine may lead to deficiency of vitamin B12 and magnesium. This medicine may cause an increased risk for osteoporosis related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine when used for a longer time. Thus, taking adequate supplements of calcium and magnesium can be helpful in such cases.

Omez Capsule side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

How to use Omez 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. Omez Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Omez Capsule works

Omez Capsule is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Omez Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Omez Capsule
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Omez Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Omez Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Omez Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Omez Capsule may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Omez Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Omez Capsule is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Omez Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Omez 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.

What if you miss a dose of Omez Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Omez Capsule, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
       
  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • 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.
  • Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking medication without talking to your doctor. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Omez with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MINOR
Brand(s): Clopinorm
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Omez

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only during late mid night hours i feel acid reflux in throat with slight irritation.no other symptoms like heartburn and indigestion.i drink apple cider vinegar before bed but that's not helping.i have dinner at 7pm and sleep at 10 30pm. vegetarian i wont drink carbonated drinks and eat fatty acid foods can you prescribe me some medicines
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take omez d once daily in evening at 6 pm for 2 week
I take regularly omez 20 one time a day. Why it is harmful are not ?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
All such medication should be taken under the guidance and supervision of a doctor after you ate examined and disease diagnosed
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Omez with domperidone?

Omez 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 Omez 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. What are the various conditions in which the use of Omez is contraindicated?

Use of Omez is contraindicated if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine belonging to the same class of drugs. Also, do not take Omez if you are already taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for the treatment of HIV infection).

Q. What if I miss my dose of Omez?

If you miss a dose of Omez, 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.

Q. Can I take Omez along with oral contraceptive pills (birth control pills)?

Omez 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.

Q. What is Omez?

Omez 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. Can Omez cause subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus?

Omez 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. Can I take Omez with ondansetron?

Ondansetron is an anti-emetic medicine which helps in relieving nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting. No harmful effects have been seen when Omez is used with ondansetron. So, these two medicines can be taken together.

Q. Can Omez cause lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance has been reported with the use of Omez in some patients. Many Omez 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.

Q. Can I take Omez with Vitamin E?

Omez 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 Omez with levosulpiride?

Omez 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 Omez 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. Does Omez use increase the risk of clostridium difficile infection?

Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Omez 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.

Q. Can Omez be used in cancer patients?

Omez 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 Omez.

Q. For how long can Omez be taken?

Take Omez for as long as advised by your doctor. The duration of taking Omez would vary depending on your condition. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.

Q. Can Omez cause calcium deficiency and osteoporosis?

Omez 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.

Q. What are the rare side effects of Omez?

Rare side effects seen with the use of Omez 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.

Q. How does Omez work?

Proton (acid) pumps are found on the stomach mucosa and they are responsible for secreting acid in the stomach. Omez works by blocking this gastric acid pump and this unique mechanism of action helps in decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach.

Q. Does Omez cause hepatitis B and can a patient of hepatitis take Omez?

Omez 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. Omez 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. Does Omez increase chromogranin levels?

Use of proton pump inhibitors like Omez 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.

Q. Does Omez cause dementia?

Use of proton pump inhibitors like Omez 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.

Q. Does Omez cause vitamin deficiencies?

Omez may cause vitamin B12 and vitamin C deficiency. When taken orally, vitamin B12 requires an acidic environment for its absorption from the stomach while Omez 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.

Q. Does Omez have an expiry date?

Yes, Omez does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Omez after the expiry date.

Q. What is the role of Omez before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding?

Omez before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding reduces the need for endoscopic therapy, the rate of post-endoscopy bleeding, and shortens hospital stays. Hence Omez is given before endoscopy in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.

Q. Are there any withdrawal symptoms associated with the use of Omez?

There are no withdrawal symptoms seen when patients stop using Omez as it has no habit forming tendencies.

Q. Can Omez cause magnesium deficiency?

Omez can cause magnesium deficiency in the blood. Low magnesium levels is a rare side effect seen in patients treated with Omez 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 Omez for a long duration.

Q. Is Omez a controlled substance?

Omez is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Can Omez be used in cardiac patients?

Patients with cardiac disease can take Omez. However, Omez can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by a patient with an underlying cardiac disease. Patients taking Omez and digoxin may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Omez decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects. Patients taking these medicines together needs to be monitored closely by a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Omez cause iron deficiency?

Use of Omez 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 Omez.

Q. Is Omez a narcotic substance?

Omez is a not a narcotic substance and has not been reported to have any abuse potential. Omez does not get you high and does not cause any addiction as no withdrawal symptoms have been reported when you stop taking this drug.

Q. Is Omez available without a prescription as an over the counter product?

Omez is a prescription medicine and you can buy this drug by providing a doctor's prescription. Omez is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product.

Q. How is Omez metabolised in the body?

Omez is metabolized in the liver by the cytochrome P450 enzymes mainly CYP2C19. There could be an increase in the level of Omez 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.

Q. Can Omez be used in stroke patients?

Omez 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.

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