Omeprazole : Indication, Dosage, Side-effect – be your doctor

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In this blog, I will give you information regarding Omeprazole medicine.Omeprazole is sold under brand name of Aciloc is useful in acidity and acidity is common problem now a days due to our life style,our food habits,etc.

Omeprazole is discovered in 1978 and come into commercial use since 1988.As per W.H.O. it’s most essential, effective & safest drug.

So,this is very important topic to learn.We learn here indication,dosage,side-effect & at which brand & strength it’s available.

It can be taken by mouth,by injection into a vein.

INDICATION OF OMEPRAZOLE

acidity or heartburn8 (Omeprazole)
acidity or heartburn8 (Omeprazole)
  1. Acidity or heartburn
  2. Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  3. Erosive oesophagitis
  4. Gastric and duodenal ulcer
  5. Prevention of Stress induced ulcer in critically ill patients
  6. NSAID induced ulcer
  7. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES)
  8. Prevention of acid-aspiration pneumonitis during surgery: Omeprazole can be administered preoperatively to reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonitis.

In this way, Omeprazole is useful for many conditions.It is very important point that how it works? After taking this medicine, it suppresses gastric juice secretion by specific inhibition of enzyme H*K* ATPase present on secretory surface of parietal cells.

Gastric juice means gastric acid, when gastric juice secretion decreases automatically we feel better in acidity & helps us in above conditions. Go To List

DOSAGE OF OMEPRAZOLE

Adult – 20 to 40 mg given daily for 4-8 weeks taken in the morning before food.

Onset of effect – within 2-5 hours.

Duration of action – for 24 hours. Go To List

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation

ADVERSE EFFECT

Each & every molecule which have effect, it has also side-effect.We can not deny adverse effect or side-effect.But it is not happen to everybody, it only occurs to someone who have sensitivity to particular molecule.

It is patient’s responsibility that they should bring sensitivity report with them if any, while consulting doctor.

If adverse effect occur, that may like as below.

  • Nausea,vomiting,abdominal pain,diarrhoea, constipation
  • Rash,allergic spots
  • Headache,dizziness
  • Cough,asthma
  • Backpain,muscle and joint pain
  • Altered liver enzymes
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Leucopenia,thrombocytopenia Go To List

SPECIAL PRECAUTION

  • Use cautiously in liver and kidney problems
  • Avoid alcohol as it may aggravate the underlying condition and decrease the beneficial effects of the drug.

BRAND NAMES 

Omeprazole contain in available in different brand names.

  • Omecip by cipla
  • Omez by dr.reddy
  • Omepral by CDC 

If you are suffering from this kind of problem than you must change your life style instead taking medicines for acidity everyday.

If you are taking medicine for acidity for long time without advise of doctor than it may be harm to you, continuation of medicine for long time may causes vitamin B12 deficiency, illness like typhoid or diarrhoea. Go To List

You can modify lifestyle by avoid addiction,taking less number of tea per day,avoid fried-spicy and living stress free life. 

Hope you like this blog,kindly mail me or message if you have any kind of query.

 

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