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OMEE 20MG CAP
Omee Capsule 20mg
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Ozee Capsule is used in the treatment of peptic ulcer, NSAID associated ulceration, H. pylori infection, gastroesophageal reflux disease, zollinger ellison syndrome, and acid-related dyspepsia. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Omee Capsule 20mg is Omeprazole 20mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Omeprazole:

Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor acts by restraining the gastric parietal cell hydrogen-potassium ATPase hence, reduces the acid production in the stomach.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the Components used in the Omee Capsule 20mg such as Omeprazole
  • Caution:
  • Long term use
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Elderly patients (High dose or long term use)
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Omee Capsule 20mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Vitamin B 12 deficiency
  • Fundic gland polyps (Long term use)

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Steven-johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Renal impairment
  • Fractures
  • Pancreatitis
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Interstitial nephritis
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the capsule whole, immediately after opening the capsule from the strip. Do not break or chew the capsule whole.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Omee Capsule 20mg may be taken with or without food, preferably without food or 15-30 min before food.
Take the medicine at the prescribed time and dosage.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience any one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Apathy
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Omee Capsule 20mg only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this Omee Capsule 20mg.

Liver:

Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Pregnancy:

Caution advised during pregnancy, a risk of teratogenicity based on insufficient human data.

Lactation:

May be used during lactation; no human data available to evaluate effects on milk production but the risk to the breastfed infant not expected based on the drug properties and low drug excretion into milk.

Drug Interactions: Caution always advised when used with other drugs such as Diuretics, Warfarin, Digoxin, Benzodiazepines, Clarithromycin, and Methotrexate.
Decreased absorption of itraconazole, Posaconazole, Dasatinib, and Ketoconazole, etc.

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store in a cool temperature, away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
  • Do not accept the medicine if the capsule strip is torn or the capsule is broken.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Omeprazole for:

This medication is a proton pump inhibitor, prescribed for indigestion, peptic ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORDGERD). It works by decreasing stomach acid production.

How does Omeprazole work:

Omeprazole helps avoid harm to the GI (gastrointestinal) tract caused by stomach acid or infection.

How should Omeprazole be used:

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, before food. PO- The recommended adult oral dose is 20 mg once daily.

Common side effects of Omeprazole :

Headache. Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Hip, spine, or wrist fractures may rarely happen.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Omeprazole :

If you have an allergy to omeprazole or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. A fast heartbeat. Very bad belly pain. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Very upset stomach or throwing up. Any bruising or bleeding. Very bad bone pain. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Seizures. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Omeprazole with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Omeprazole :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants

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