Omeprazole is a PPI medication. It is a class of drug that is known as proton pump inhibitors. This medicine reduces acid in the stomach and is commonly used for the treatment of indigestion, acid reflux, and heartburn. Omeprazole is widely taken to treat stomach ulcers too.
Omeprazole comes in liquid, capsule, and tablet form.
Omeprazole works by effectively reducing the level of acidity and the amount of acid produced inside the stomach. It works by blocking certain systems in the cell walls of the stomach refer to as proton pump. The process impacts the final stages of acid production. Whenever the proton pump is effectively blocked, the stomach creates lesser acid. This helps acid reflux, hyperacidity, and certain ulcers.
Stomach pain can be debilitating and it precludes one from performing daily tasks. This is where the drug Omeprazole comes in handy. It helps reduce acidity levels inside the stomach enabling lesser symptoms and pain for patients. Once treated, they are back to their daily activities in no time.
Omeprazole is a medication that can be taken once a day, preferably in the morning. For acute acid reflux, hyperacidity, or stomach ulcers, take Omeprazole twice a day – once in the morning and in the evening.
Take Omeprazole as recommended by your physician, at least 1 hour before any full meal.
Do not gnaw or chew on the capsule. You must take the capsule as a whole with a full glass of water.
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