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Omeprazole

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Most Commonly Used

Omeprazole 20mg DR Cap
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: OMEPRAZOLE 20 mg R 158 
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Omeprazole 40mg DR Cap
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Cap
Sandoz Inc. a Novartis Company
Pill Identification: OME 20 OME 20 
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Omeprazole 40mg DR Cap
Sandoz Inc. a Novartis Company
Pill Identification: OME 40 OME 40 
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Omeprazole 40mg DR Cap
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: G232 LOGO 
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Overview Information on Omeprazole

Pharmacist Tip
People of Asian race may react differently to omeprazole.     
Omeprazole is a medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. Omeprazole works by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach. This allows ulcers or irritations in your stomach or esophagus to heal.

Your doctor may have prescribed omeprazole for you to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. GERD can cause to you to have a burning feeling in your chest or throat. You can also have heartburn, a sour taste in your mouth, or burping.

Patients sometimes confuse heartburn from GERD with early symptoms of a heart attack. Chest pain along with pain spreading to the shoulders or arms, nausea, and sweating may mean you are having a heart attack. If these are your symptoms, get immediate medical help. It is important to learn the difference between heartburn caused from too much stomach acid and chest pain caused from heart problems.

Your doctor may have you take omeprazole if you have an ulcer. Or, your doctor may have you take omeprazole with other medicines to heal stomach ulcers. Omeprazole is used to treat other conditions such as erosive esophagitis and conditions that cause very high levels of stomach acid for long periods of time.

Your doctor will tell you how much omeprazole to take to treat your condition, how long you must take it, if you will need a prescription, or if you can buy omeprazole over the counter.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Omeprazole is a medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. Omeprazole works by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach. This allows ulcers or irritations in your stomach or esophagus to heal.

Your doctor may have prescribed omeprazole for you to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. GERD can cause to you to have a burning feeling in your chest or throat. You can also have heartburn, a sour taste in your mouth, or burping.

Patients sometimes confuse heartburn from GERD with early symptoms of a heart attack. Chest pain along with pain spreading to the shoulders or arms, nausea, and sweating may mean you are having a heart attack. If these are your symptoms, get immediate medical help. It is important to learn the difference between heartburn caused from too much stomach acid and chest pain caused from heart problems.

Your doctor may have you take omeprazole if you have an ulcer. Or, your doctor may have you take omeprazole with other medicines to heal stomach ulcers. Omeprazole is used to treat other conditions such as erosive esophagitis and conditions that cause very high levels of stomach acid for long periods of time.

Your doctor will tell you how much omeprazole to take to treat your condition, how long you must take it, if you will need a prescription, or if you can buy omeprazole over the counter.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013