Indications: Omeprazole offers significant therapeutic gains in the treatment of acid related diseases. Healing rates are high in duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer and erosive reflux oesophagitis; acid production is controlled effectively in Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome and symptom relief is prompt and sustained in all indications. Less clear-cut indications where benefit might be expected but where data are limited include:
Prevention of stress ulceration
Prevention of the acid aspiration syndrome
Treatment of upper gastro-intestinal bleeding
Generic: Omeprazole 20mg & 40mg/capsule
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Information about Opal 40mg 4Pcs
Dosage: Duodenal Ulcer: 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks. In severe cases, 40 mg once daily for 4 weeks.
Gastric Ulcer: 20 mg once daily for 8 weeks. In severe cases, 40 mg once daily for 8 weeks.
Erosive Reflux Oesophagitis: 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks. For those not fully healed, to be continued for 4 more weeks. Refractory Reflux Oesophagitis: 40 mg once daily for 8 weeks. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: 60 mg once daily, adjusted individually and continued as long as necessary.
Most patients will be effectively controlled with 20-120 mg daily. Dosage above 80 mg should be divided and given twice daily. Long-term maintenance treatment with Omeprazole is not recommended.
Impaired Renal or Hepatic Function: Adjustment is not required. Patients with severe liver disease should not require more than 20 mg Omeprazole daily
Side effects: Side effects reported with Omeprazole in clinical studies have included nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence, abdominal colic, paresthesia, dizziness and headache but are rare. Skin rashes, leukopenia and transient elevation of plasma activation of hepatic amino-transferases have been observed occasionally in few patients and there has been no consistent relationship with treatment.