OMEPRAZOLE 20MG 14 GASTRORESISTANT CAPSULES BIOGARAN CONSEIL
Omeprazole 20mg is indicated for the short-term treatment of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (e.g. heartburn, acid regurgitation) in adults
Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran is used to treat the following conditions
- gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus (the tube that connects the throat
- (the tube that connects the throat to the stomach) causing pain, inflammation and burning.
- ulcers in your upper intestine (duodenal ulcer) or stomach (gastric ulcer)
- ulcers infected with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. In this case, your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and heal the ulcer.
- stomach ulcers associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). OMEPRAZOLE BIOGARAN 20 mg Gastro-resistant capsule may also be used for the prevention of these if you are taking NSAIDs.
- excessive acid in the stomach due to a lump in the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).
Children older than 1 year and with a body weight ≥ 10 kg
- gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus (the tube that connects the throat to the stomach) causing pain, inflammation and burning.
- Symptoms in children may include stomach contents backing up into the mouth (regurgitation), vomiting and limited weight gain.
Children over 4 years of age and adolescents:
- ulcers infected with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. In this case, the doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and heal the ulcer.
It is recommended that you take your capsules in the morning. The capsules can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. They should be swallowed whole with half a glass of water. The capsules should not be chewed or crunched as they contain film-coated granules which prevent the medicine from being destroyed by stomach acid. It is important not to damage the granules.
Precautions for use
Be careful with Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran: Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran may mask symptoms of other diseases. Therefore, before you start taking Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran or while you are on treatment, you should tell your doctor immediately if any of the following occur:
- You lose weight for no reason or if you have problems swallowing.
- You have stomach pain or indigestion.
- You vomit food or blood.
- You have black (blood-tinged) stools.
- You have severe or persistent diarrhea, as omeprazole has been associated with a small increase in infectious diarrhea.
- If you have severe liver problems.
If you are taking Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran on a long-term basis (more than one year), your doctor will probably monitor you regularly. You should be clear about any new or unusual symptoms and events when you see your doctor.
Taking a proton pump inhibitor such as Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran, especially for more than one year, may slightly increase the risk of hip, wrist or vertebral fractures. Tell your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (which may increase the risk of osteoporosis).
This medicine should not be used in patients with fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome or sucrase/isomaltase deficiency (rare hereditary diseases).
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or likely to become pregnant, tell your doctor before taking Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran. Your doctor will decide if you can take Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran during this period. Your doctor will tell you if you can take Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran while breast-feeding.
Never take Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to omeprazole or any of the other ingredients in Omeprazole20mg capsules Biogaran.
- if you are allergic to any other proton pump inhibitor (e.g. pantoprazole, lanzoprazole, rabeprazole, esomeprazole).
- If you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for HIV).
- If you have any doubts, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran
like all medicines, Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran may cause side effects, but not everybody gets them. If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects, stop taking Omeprazole 20mg capsules Biogaran and contact a doctor immediately:
Sudden onset of wheezing, swelling of the lips, tongue and throat or body, rash, fainting or difficulty swallowing (severe allergic reactions).
Redness of the skin with bullae or peeling. Sometimes the bullae may be large and accompanied by bleeding from the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals. This may be Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Jaundice, dark urine and fatigue may be symptoms of liver disease.
Omeprazole: 20 mg
Sucrose, maize starch, methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1), ethyl cellulose, hypromellose (E464), talc, triethyl citrate, titanium dioxide (E171).
Capsule shell: gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171).
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