Prilosec/Omeprazole 40 mg. 14 tablets

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Omeprazole Chord contains the active substance omeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called "proton pump inhibitors". They work by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach.

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What is Omeprazole  and what is it used for

Omeprazole  contains the active substance omeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called "proton pump inhibitors". They work by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach.

Omeprazole  is used to treat the following conditions:

In adults:

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a condition where stomach acid enters the esophagus (the "tube" that connects the throat to the stomach) and causes pain, inflammation and burning behind the sternum;

Upper ulcer of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer) or stomach (gastric ulcer);

Ulcers due to an infection with a bacterium called "Helicobacter pylori". If you have this condition, your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to cure the infection and allow the ulcer to heal;

Ulcers whose development is caused by the use of medicines called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). If you are taking NSAIDs, Omeprazole Accord can also be used to prevent ulcers;

Too much acid in the stomach due to pancreatic formation (Zoninger-Ellison syndrome).

For children:

Children over 1 year of age and weighing> = 10 kg:

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a condition in which stomach acid enters the esophagus (the "tube" that connects the throat to the stomach) and causes pain, inflammation and burning behind the sternum.

In children, symptoms of this condition may include return to the stomach (regurgitation), nausea and delayed weight gain.

Adolescents and children over 4 years of age

Ulcers due to an infection with a bacterium called "Helicobacter pylori". If your child has this condition, your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to cure the infection and allow the ulcer to heal.

2. What you need to know before you take Omeprazole 

Do not take Omeprazole Chord:

if you are allergic to omeprazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);

if you are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors (eg pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, esomeprazole);

if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for HIV infection).

If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Omeprazole Accord.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Omeprazole 

Omeprazole  may mask the symptoms of other diseases. Therefore, if any of the following happened to you before you start taking Omeprazole Chord or while taking it, contact your doctor immediately:

If you lose a lot of weight for no apparent reason or have difficulty swallowing;

If you have abdominal pain or indigestion;

If you start vomiting food or blood;

If your stools turn black (bloody);

If you develop severe or prolonged diarrhea because omeprazole is associated with a slight increase in the incidence of infectious diarrhea;

If you have serious liver problems.

With long-term administration of Omeprazole Accord (over 1 year), your doctor will probably monitor your condition regularly. When you meet him, you should tell him about any new and unusual symptom or circumstance.

The use of proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole Accord, especially over a period of 1 year, may slightly increase the risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures. Tell your doctor if you have osteoporosis or are taking corticosteroids (which may increase your risk of osteoporosis).

Other medicines and Omeprazole 

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. The reason for this is that Omeprazole Chord may affect some medicines and also some medicines may affect the action of Omeprazole Chord.

Do not take Omeprazole Chord if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection).

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:

Ketoconazole, itraconazole or voriconazole (used to treat fungal infections);

Digoxin (used to treat heart disease);

Diazepam (used to treat anxiety, muscle tone or epilepsy);

Phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy). If you are taking phenytoin, your doctor will need to monitor you when starting or stopping taking Omeprazole Chord;

Medicines used to dilute your blood - such as warfarin and other vitamin K blockers - Your doctor may need to monitor you when starting or stopping taking Omeprazole Chord;

Rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis);

Atazanavir (used to treat HIV infection);

Tacrolimus 

Adults:

For the treatment of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, such as burning behind the sternum and regurgitation of stomach acids:

If your doctor has found that your esophagus is slightly affected, the usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks. Your doctor may tell you to continue taking 40 mg for another 8 weeks if your esophagus is not completely healed.

Once the esophagus has healed, the usual dose is 10 mg once a day.

If your esophagus is not damaged, the usual dose is 10 mg once a day.

For the treatment of ulcers in the upper small intestine (duodenal ulcer):

The usual dosage is 20 mg once a day for 2 weeks. Your doctor may tell you to continue taking the same dose for another 2 weeks if your ulcer has not healed yet.

If the ulcer does not heal completely, the dosage may be increased to 40 mg once daily for 4 weeks.

For the treatment of stomach ulcers (gastric ulcer):

The usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 4 weeks. Your doctor may tell you to continue taking the same dose for another 4 weeks if your ulcer has not healed yet.

If the ulcer does not heal completely, the dosage may be increased to 40 mg once daily for 8 weeks.

To prevent recurrence of duodenal and gastric ulcers:

The usual dosage is 10 mg and 20 mg once daily. Your doctor may increase the dosage to 40 mg once a day.

For the treatment of ulcers of the stomach and duodenum caused by NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs):

The usual dosage is 20 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks.

To prevent the development of ulcers of the duodenum and stomach if you are taking NSAIDs:

The usual dosage is 20 mg once a day.

For the treatment of ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to prevent their recurrence:

The usual dose is 20 mg omeprazole  twice daily for one week.

Your doctor will also prescribe you to take two of the following antibiotics: amoxicillin, clarithromycin and metronidazole.

When too much acid is released into the stomach due to pancreatic formation (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome):

The usual dosage is 60 mg daily.

Your doctor will adjust your dosage according to your needs and also decide how long you should take the medicine.

Use in children and adolescents:

For the treatment of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, such as burning behind the sternum and regurgitation of stomach acids:

Omeprazole  can be given to children over 1 year of age and weighing more than 10 kg.

The dosage for children is determined by their body weight, so your doctor will decide on the right dose.

To treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and prevent their recurrence:

Omeprazole Accord can be given to children over 4 years of age. The dosage for children is determined by their body weight, so your doctor will decide on the right dose.

In addition, your doctor will prescribe your child taking two of the following antibiotics: amoxicillin, clarithromycin and metronidazole.

How to take this medicine

It is recommended that you take gastro-resistant capsules in the morning.

You can take gastro-resistant capsules after meals or on an empty stomach.

Swallow whole-body capsules whole with half a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the capsules. The reason is that the gastro-resistant capsules contain coated granules that prevent the stomach acids from breaking down the drug. It is important that the integrity of the granules is not compromised.

What to do if you or your child has difficulty swallowing gastro-resistant capsules

If you or your child has difficulty swallowing gastro-resistant capsules:

Open the capsule and swallow the contents directly or with half a glass of water, or pour it into a glass of water (non-carbonated), sour fruit juice (eg apple, orange or pineapple) or apple puree;

Always stir the mixture before drinking it (the mixture will not be clear). Drink the mixture immediately or within 30 minutes;

To make sure you drink all the medicine, rinse the glass with half a glass of water to drink. Do not use milk or soda water. Solids contain medicine - do not chew or crush them.

If you take more Omeprazole  than you should

If you take more Omeprazole  than your doctor prescribed, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

If you forget to take Omeprazole 

If you forget to take one dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take your next dose, skip the forgotten dose.

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Rare side effects:

Blood problems such as decreased white blood cells or platelets. This may be fatigue, crossover, or displaying the risk of infection;

Allergic reactions, sometimes very severe, including the lips, tongue and throat, fever, wheezing;

Reduction of sodium in the blood. This can be represented by fatigue, vomiting and aft;

Anxiety, check or depression;

Changing taste;

Vision problems - such as blurred vision;

Sudden onset of wheezing or shortness of breath (bronchospasm);

Dry mouth;

Inflammation in the mouth;

An infection called "candidiasis" which can be kept red and which is determined by a fungus;

Problems with black small, icter involved - yellowing of the skin, darkening of the urine and fatigue;

Hair drop (alopecia);

Skin rashes on exposure to the sun;

Joint pain (arthralgia) or muscle pain (myalgia);

Serious kidney problems (interstitial nephritis);

Increased sweating;

Bowel age (leading to diarrhea).

Very rare side effects:

Changes in the blood picture, including agranulocytosis (lack of white blood cells);

Aggressive behavior;

Seeing, using or hearing non-existent things (hallucinations);

Serious liver problems leading to liver failure and brain effects;

Sudden development of a severe rash or white skin. This can be separated by fever and joint pain (erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis);

Muscle weakness;

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With unknown probability (can be determined by available data):

Intestinal repair (leading to diarrhea);

If you take Omeprazole increased for more than three months, you should remain magnesium in your blood to drop. Low magnesium levels can occur by default, uncontrollable muscle spasms, disorientation, convulsions, dizziness, learning of the heart. If you have any of these things, please tell your doctor. Nicene magnesium levels can also be added to blood or potassium levels. Your medicine may be known to be periodically tested for blood, to withstand magnesium resistance.

In very rare users, omeprazole Accord may remain white blood cells causing an immune deficiency. If you have an infection that needs to be tested for fever and a general condition or show a temperature with a local infection such as neck, throat or mouth pain, or difficulty in urinating, you should consult the medicine that should be taken. rather, to be able to grasp on the blood that is observed at the number of cross cells (agranulocytosis) to divert as possible. In this case, it is important to provide information about your medicine.

How to Suppose Omeprazole Chord

To feel out of reach of children.

Do not respond to this medicine after the end of the year, register on the carton and close to the EXP. Shorten the year on the last day of that month.

This medicinal product does not use any special storage conditions.

Do not dispose of medicines in sewage or household waste. Ask your pharmaceutical product how to dispense medicines you no longer use. They will be helped for use on Monday.

6. Storage of the packaging and additional information

What Omeprazole contains

The active substance is omeprazole.

Omeprazole 20 mg steel-resistant capsules contain 20 mg omeprazole.

Omeprazole 40 mg gastro-resistant capsules contain 40 mg omeprazole.

The other ingredients are:

Sugar spheres; anhydrous lactose; sodium lauryl sulfate; disodium hydrogen phosphate dodecahydrate; hypromellose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose phthalate and diethyl phthalate.

Composition on capsule shell for omeprazole 20 mg: gelatin, indigo carmine (E-132) and quinoline yellow (E-104).

Omeprazole 40 mg capsule shell composition: gelatin, indigo carmine (E-132) and erythrosine (E-127).

What Omeprazole looks like and contents of the pack

Omeprazole 20 mg steel-resistant capsules are capsules with green body and caps containing gastro-resistant granules of white or yellowish color.

Omeprazole Accord 40 mg steel-resistant capsules are capsules with blue-purple body and caps containing gastro-resistant granules of white or yellowish color.

Omeprazole offers dangerous near:

Omeprazole 20 mg: Packs of 7, 14, 28, 30, 60, 500 gastro-resistant capsules.

Omeprazole 40 mg: Packs of 7, 14, 28, 30.60, 500 gastro-resistant capsules.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

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