Omeprazole

*** PLEASE NOTE***
The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.


Omeprazole belongs to a group of drugs that inhibit PPI, thus inhibiting the release of acid into the digestive system. This medication is generally used to treat stomach ulcers and duodenum ulcers.

Common Uses:

  • Together with the Helicobacter Pylori antibiotic
  • Long term treatment of reflux oesophagitis inflammation
  • Treatment of Zollinger Ellison Syndrome
  • Maintenance therapy to prevent recurrences among patients with esophageal reflux
  • Treatment and prevention of a stomach or esophageal ulcers caused by NSAIDs treatment

The medication is also called Omepradex.

Do not use when

  • Your child has a known allergy to one of the ingredients
  • Your child has lost an unexpected amount of weight recently
  • Your child has experienced recent bouts of sickness, including difficulty swallowing, and vomiting
  • Your child is taking HIV medication
  • You are pregnant or nursing

Consult your doctor when

  • Your child has medical problems, especially liver dysfunction
  • Your child is taking other medications
  • Your child has food allergies

How should I store the medication?
Store the medication in a cool place, in a tightly closed container to prevent air and moisture from getting in. Keep out of reach of children.

Do not use past the expiration date.

Administering the Medication
Follow the instructions and administration times as set by your physician. This medication should not be given to children under the age of a year. Do not chew the medication. The recommended time of administration is in the morning, before breakfast. If your child has difficulty swallowing, you can open the capsule and add the contents to his juice or yogurt. Mix well to ensure that your child gets the entire capsule.

What should I do if I forget to administer the medication on time?
If you forget to administer the medication on time, give it immediately when you remember. Do not give two doses together on the same day to make up for a skipped dose.

When can I stop giving the medication to my child?
Finish the round as instructed by your doctor. Even if your child feels better, do not end treatment without consulting your doctor.

Side effects
Side effects include headaches, diarrhea, constipation, stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, swelling in the abdominal area. Uncommon side effects include dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling faint, drowsiness, jaundice, rashes, itchiness and general ill feeling.

Call your doctor when

  • Your child's condition worsens\
  • Your child has an allergic reaction (especially if it is an anaphylactic reaction – shortness of breath, swelling in the face). Take your child to the ER immediately.
  • Your child experiences side effects such as a high fever, problems in the urinary tract, or jaundice

Omeprazole contains lactose – your child should not use it if he is lactose intolerant.