OMEREX Capsules

Omerex

COMPOSITION:
Each capsule contains :
Omeprazole (Enteric coated granules) 20 mg

INDICATIONS:

  • Acidity
  • Heart burn
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Zollinger Ellison Syndrome
  • Oesophagitis and Ulceration
  • Treatment of Resistant Ulcers

DESCRIPTION :
Omeprazole belongs to a new class of gastric acid secretion inhibitors, the substituted benzimidazoles. It is a proton pump inhibitor. Omerex inhibits gastric acid secretions by a unique mechanism and has a quick onset of action. It irreversibly blocks the H+, K+- ATPase enzyme system of the gastric parietal cell. Thus, blocking the final step in gastric acid production. Omerex inhibits both basal and stimulated acid secretions irrespective of the stimulus.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS :
Omerex is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation and in patients with known hypersensitivity to this drug.

SIDE EFFECTS :
Omerex is generally well tolerated. The adverse effects like diarrhoea, skin rashes, headache, nausea, constipation and flatulence may occur occasionally. Symptoms of side effects (if any) should subside after discontinuing medicine. If symptoms persist, please consult doctor.

PRECAUTIONS :
Before giving Omerex to patients with gastric ulcers, the possibility of malignancy should be excluded since Omerex may mask symptoms and delay diagnosis. Check the expiry on the pack and do not use after expiry date of medicine.

DOSAGE :

  • Gastric Ulcers : 20-40 mg once daily for 8 weeks.
  • Duodenal Ulcers : 20-40 mg once daily for 4 weeks.
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome : 60 mg once daily.
  • Oesophagitis : 20-40 mg once daily for 4-8 weeks or as directed by the physician.

STORAGE :
Store in cool, dark and dry place.

PRESENTATION :
Omerex capsules are available in the strip of 10 capsules.