Omeprazole is a custom pharmacy drug classified as a proton pump inhibitor. The primary purpose of this drug is to decrease the quantity of acid produced in the stomach. Omeprazole is used to treat the common medical issue, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also used to help heal any possible damage that acid may have caused to the esophagus. This drug is also used in combination therapy with other drugs for the treatment of gastric ulcers.
Omeprazole is often given in a tablet form approximately one hour before a meal. Some forms of this drug are to be given only once every 24 hours. Talk to your doctor about dosage and follow his or her directions precisely. Consult with your doctor or compounding pharmacist if you have further questions during your course of treatment.
Patients may experience some side effects. Any side effect that is increasing in intensity or persisting warrants medical treatment; see your doctor right away in this situation. Common side effects seen with omeprazole are:
Signs of low magnesium level are listed below. As with all other side effects, if these side effects are experienced and persist or worsen, see your doctor right away.
NOTE: The above list of possible side effects is only a partial list. If you experience anything that feels severe or extreme, troublesome or concerning, or anything that persists or lingers, see your doctor or go to a medical facility for treatment right away.
Some users may experience a severe allergic reaction. If you experience anything that feels severe, or experience any of the signs listed below, get medical assistance at once.
All patients considering the use of omeprazole should consult with their doctor before beginning use as it is extremely important for them to know your complete medical history, including drug usage (prescription and street) past and present.
Omeprazole may be contraindicated for many issues, conditions, or diseases, talk to your doctor and be sure that this drug is not contraindicated for your use.
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