«omeprazole" is used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease in various forms.In particular, the drug used to treat stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, peptic ulcers caused by Helicobacterpylori, reflux esophagitis.Also, the drug is prescribed for benign tumors of the pancreas in conjunction with stomach ulcers (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). drug "Omeprazole" is available as a capsule dosage of 10, 20 and 40 mg.

Instructions for Use "of omeprazole»

If a peptic ulcer is prescribed 20 mg of "Omeprazole" 1 times a day, in the morning, the course of 2 weeks.Sometimes the duration of treatment is increased to 4 weeks.When bad zazhivlyaemosti ulcer dosage is 40 mg "Omeprazole" in the course of 8 weeks.To prevent appoint 10-40 mg 1 time a day.Prophylactic dosage is determined depending on the sev
erity of the disease.

When reflux esophagitis daily dosage is 20 mg "omeprazole", the treatment lasts for 4 weeks;in severe cases take 40 mg course of 8 weeks.In the treatment of peptic ulcer appoint 20-40 mg of the drug "Omeprazole" twice a day for 2-4 weeks.When Zollinger-Ellison determine the dosage of 60 mg "omeprazole" 1 times a day, in severe cases - 40-60 mg two times a day. «Omeprazole" taken before meals.

Contraindications and warnings

«Omeprazole" do not take if you are allergic to its components.The drug is not prescribed for persons with chronic liver disease, including a history.Treatment of this tool is contraindicated in children, during pregnancy and lactation.

Before therapy with this drug should be excluded the presence of malignancy in the patient, since admission "omeprazole" may mask the signs of the disease and delay, thus its timely diagnosis.

Side effects

Generally, treatment is "omeprazole" is well tolerated.Occasionally during therapy can have side effects such as muscle weakness, joint pain, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, sleep disturbances, dry mouth, nausea, defecation disorders, stomach pain, bloating, gastrointestinal candidiasis.From the hematopoietic system can neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and anemia.Sometimes there are allergic reactions such as bronchospasm, rash, itching, hives, and increased sweating.If you have side effects, discontinuation of therapy is required.