Losec Tablets 14 Pack (Omeprazole 20mg) Also Known As (Prilosec)
Losec (Omeprazole 20mg) is used for the relief of reflux-like symptoms heartburn or regurgitation. Losec works by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach, giving relief from acid reflux symptoms."What is Heartburn?"
Heartburn is an acidic or burning feeling, rising up from the stomach towards the throat."What is Acid Reflux?"
The pain of heartburn, which is usually associated with acid regurgitation (reflux), can be caused or made worse by eating large meals, bending over or lying flat, and by hot, alcoholic or acidic drinks such as orange juice.This medicine is available without a doctor's prescription, only through your pharmacist."How Does Losec work?"
Losec is a type of medicine called a proton-pump inhibitor. Losec works by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach, giving relief from acid reflux symptoms. If you suffer from acid reflux more than once a week, Losec may be right for you. However, if you have reflux every day you should see your doctor. Losec does not stop food being digested in the normal way.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about whether this medicine is suitable for you."What is the active ingredient in Losec?"
Omeprazole 10mg."How do I take Losec?"For Adults over 18 years of age:
Learn more about losec on the Medsafe Website"What are the Losec Side Effects?"
- Take 1 tablets, once daily until symptoms improve then reduce the dose to half tablet (also available in 10mg dose) once daily.
- If symptoms return then dosage may be increased to 1 tablets once daily.
- Use the lowest dose that controls your symptoms
- Use of Losec should not be prolonged except on medical advice
Losec Helps most people but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects. Do not be alarmed by the following list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
- nausea and vomiting
- diarrhoea and wind (flatulence)
These are the more common side effects of Losec. They are usually mild.Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following:
- skin rash
- muscle pain or weaknees
- "pins and needles"
- changes in sleep patterns
- mood changes
- increase in breast size (males)
- increased bruising
These side effects are less common but can be serious and may need medical attention.
This not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may also occur in some people and there may be some side effects not yet known.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell, even if it is not on this list.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand anything on this list. Customer Declaration:
I agree to use strictly as directed and if symptoms persist or if I suffer any adverse effects, I will contact my Doctor or Pharmacist. This is a "Pharmacy Medicine". By ordering this product I acknowledge that I have read and understand the information regarding the product.