Indications and duration of treatment "omeprazole»

The drug "Omeprazole" is indicated for the treatment and prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers, reflux esophagitis (inflammation of the lining of the esophagus caused by the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus), and hypersecretorystates - stress ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract, polyendocrine adenomatosis, systemic mastocytosis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.Also it is used for general anesthesia to prevent the casting of stomach contents to the airways.Analogues "Omeprazole" are: "Omez", "Losek", "Omekaps", "Otsid", "Peptikum" and others.

«Omeprazole" should be taken once daily (in the morning), regardless of the meal.The capsules should not be chewed, swallowed them whole and washed down with a little water.In the case of acute peptic ulcer, reflux esophagitis in the prescribed
20 mg of "Omeprazole" 1 times a day.Patients with severe course of reflux esophagitis, you should take up to 40 mg.With such sores as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (tumor islet apparatus of pancreas) "omeprazole" administered in a single dose of 60 mg per day.This amount is increased when necessary 80-120 mg per day, in which case the dose should be divided into two or three doses.For the prevention of relapse of peptic ulcer patients should take 10 mg once daily.The drug is effective in chronic pancreatitis, it is taken to eliminate the pain. In the case of impaired renal function and in the elderly an adjustment of dosing regimen is not carried out.

Dermatologic "Omeprazole" ulcer 12 duodenal ulcer should be two to three weeks, if necessary, the drug can be extended to four or five weeks.When esophagitis, gastric ulcer, erosive gastritis long has the drug should be drunk within 4-8 weeks - it is after all this time begin to heal ulcers.If a patient, but "omeprazole", assigned to other antiulcer drugs, the duration of treatment of ulcer of the duodenum 12 should be 1 month, reflux esophagitis and gastric ulcer - 2 months.

Since ulcerative shock syndrome develop over the years, to get rid of the disease for one course of treatment does not always work.At high risk of recurrence of ulcer prophylactic therapy is needed, it is carried out 3-4 times in a calendar year.At low or moderate risk of recurrence, prophylactic treatment administered 2 times a year.

contraindications, side effects "of omeprazole»

«Omeprazole" is contraindicated in children, women during lactation, if diagnosed hypersensitivity to the drug.In renal, hepatic insufficiency during pregnancy means used with caution, under medical supervision. If overdose develop drowsiness, confusion, irregular, blurred vision, tachycardia, nausea, headache, dry oral mucosa.

«Omeprazole" by the reviews might have on the body the following side effects: nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, taste disturbances, pain in the stomach, liver problems, dryness of the oral mucosa, hepatitis, increased sweating,blurred vision, pain in muscles and joints.