OMEPRAZOLE Ritemed 20 milligrams
Generic Name: OMEPRAZOLE
Brand Name: Ritemed
Dosage Strength: 20 milligrams
Dosage Form: Capsule
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication) Omeprazole is used for the short-term treatment and symptomatic relief of heartburn that occurs two or more days per week (frequent heartburn).
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
Orally (by mouth), 1 capsule once a day 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast with a full glass of water
Take the medicine for 14 days.
Or, as directed by a doctor.
- Do not take more than 20 mg (1 capsule) per day.
- Do not take a 14-day course more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor.
- Capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not split, crush or chew.
- For children under 18 years old, ask a doctor.
(Contraindications)Hypersensitivity to omeprazole or other proton-pump inhibitors (eg lansoprazole, pantoprazole, rabeprazole). Trouble or pain in swallowing food, vomiting w/ blood or bloody or black stools. Not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms or prevention of occasional heartburn.
(Precautions) Exclude possibility of stomach cancer prior to treatment. Stomach ulcer, liver problems. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn
(Adverse Reactions) Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, flatulence, acid regurgitation; headache & dizziness.
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