Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablets 20 mg is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI), the newest class of heartburn medications. PPIs actually deactivate the pumps in the stomach lining from producing acid, significantly inhibiting acid production (and its overproduction) at the source. PPIs are available over-the-counter or as a prescription to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive esophagitis.
PPIs include store-brand Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablets 20 mg (treats the same symptoms as Prilosec OTC®) and Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Capsules, 15 mg (treats the same symptoms as Prevacid® 24HR), to treat frequent heartburn that occurs two or more days per week. These products may take 1 to 4 days to work initially and are not indicated for immediate relief of frequent heartburn. Over-the-counter PPIs such as Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablets 20 mg and Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Capsules, 15 mg should be used as a 14-day course of treatment every four months. You should not take PPIs for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor.
Indications : Treats frequent heartburn occurring two or more days a week.
Dosing Information :
For adults 18 years of age and older
This product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days
It may take 1 to 4 days for full effect; some people get complete relief of symptoms within 24 hours
14-day Course of Treatment :
Swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water before eating in the morning
Take every day for 14 days
Do not take more than 1 tablet a day
Do not use for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor
Swallow whole. Do not chew or crush tablets
Repeated 14-Day Courses (if needed) :
You may repeat a 14-day course every 4 months
Do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor
Children under 18 years of age - ask a doctor. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition.
Drug Facts :
Active Ingredient - Omeprazole delayed-release tablet 20 mg
Purpose - Acid reducer
Allergy alert - Do not use if you are allergic To omeprazole.
Do not use If you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. These may be signs Of a serious condition. See your doctor.
Ask a doctor before use if you have Had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign Of a more serious condition. Heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating or dizziness. Chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness Of breath. Sweating. Pain spreading To arms, neck or shoulders. Or lightheadedness. Frequent chest pain. Frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn. Unexplained weight loss. Nausea or vomiting. Stomach pain.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use ifYou are taking - warfarin (blood thinning medicine). Prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medicines. Diazepam anxiety medicine. Digoxin heart medicine. Atazanavir medicine for hiv infection.
Stop use and ask a doctor if Your heartburn continues or worsens. You need To take this product for more than 14 days. You need To take more than 1 course Of treatment every 4 months.
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding - If pregnant or breast feeding ask a health professional before use.