Losec Capsules (Omeprazole) 20mg
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Losec Capsules 20mg Information
Losec, also known as Omeprazole, is a Proton Pump Inhibitor medication. Losec reduces the amount of acid the stomach can produce, helping to treat issues such as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and stomach ulcers.
Medication Name Losec Capsules 20mg
Active Ingredient Omeprazole
Medication form Capsule
Used to treat Acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, indegestion and stomach ulcers
Available dosages 20mg
Common side effects
Diarrhoea or stomach pain
Nausea or vomiting
Who is this medication suitable for Most adults
Do you need a prescription for it? Yes
How should it be used? Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of
Patient Information Leaflet https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1509.pdft
What is Losec used for?
Losec works by calming your stomach and reducing irritation and discomfort caused by excess stomach acid. This helps relieve symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion, making it an effective treatment for those suffering from acid-related stomach issues.
How long do Losec Capsules take to work?
Generally, Losec begins to reduce symptoms like heartburn and acid reflux one to two days after starting them. Taking your Losec capsule around the same time each day helps maintain a steady level of medication in your body, which aids in effectively managing your symptoms.
Who can take Losec Capsules?
Losec is generally suitable for most adults. However, you should not take if you:
- Are allergic to any of its ingredients
- Are allergic to other medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors
- Taking a medication containing nelfinavir (used for HIV infection)
How to take Losec Capsules
For effective treatment of acid reflux symptoms, Losec should be taken daily, preferably first thing in the morning and can be taken with or without food.
If you forget to take your dose, take it as soon as possible, but if it’s 12 hours or less until your next dose, miss that dose. Do not take 2 doses to make up for the one you’ve missed.
When you are prescribed Losec, your pharmacist or doctor will provide you with full instructions specific to your condition.
If you’re unsure how to take Losec, speak to one of our medical professionals or read the patient information leaflet.
How effective are Losec Capsules?
Losec capsules are highly effective for treating acid reflux, GERD, and stomach ulcers. They work by reducing stomach acid, which helps relieve symptoms like heartburn and allows ulcers to heal.
A clinical study on the effectiveness of Losec (Omeprazole) in Acid Peptic Disease concluded that Omeprazole therapy is an effective treatment for APD and shows good improvement in patients suffering from ulcers and reflux oesophagitis.
Side Effects of Losec Medication
Like any medication, you may experience some side effects when taking Losec Capsules. The side effects of taking Losec include:
Common side effects
- Diarrhoea or stomach pain
- Nausea or vomiting
Uncommon side effects
- Swelling of the feet and ankles
- Disturbed sleep
Rare side effects
- Taste changes
- Feeling agitated, confused or depressed
- Eyesight problems
- Sudden wheeziness or shortness of breath
- Hair loss
For more information on the side effects of Losec, read the patient information leaflet.
Should you encounter any severe or unusual side effects, seek immediate medical attention.
Losec Capsule 20mg Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Omeprazole
Other Ingredients: disodium phosphate dihydrate, low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose anhydrous, magnesium stearate, mannitol, methacrylic acid, cellulose microcrystalline, macrogol, sodium lauryl sulfate, iron oxide E172, titanium dioxide E171, gelatine, silica colloidal anhydrous and paraffin liquid
Losec Capsule Warnings
- Store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
- Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children.
- Do not use after the expiry date on the pack.
Losec Capsule 20mg FAQs
Although alcohol doesn’t change how Losec functions, it’s not advised to drink alcohol whilst taking Losec as it causes your stomach to produce more acid, which could worsen symptoms.
You can buy Losac capsules online through Click2Pharmacy’s Acid reflux clinic. We are a licensed online pharmacy, making it easy for you to get the medication you need. Just complete an online consultation for our pharmacists to review, and your prescription will be sent directly to your door.
If you’re pregnant, think you may be pregnant, planning on getting pregnant, or breastfeeding, please let one of our pharmacists know during your consultation. Although Losec is excreted in breast milk, it is unlikely to affect your child when the advised dose is taken.