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What is Omez?
Omez containing the active ingredient omeprazole is considered a proton pump inhibitors (PPI) type of medication. The main function of the medicine is to decrease the production of acid in the stomach. It can be used to treat a condition where backward flow of excess acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Decreasing the amount of acid produced can also promote faster healing of ulcers, erosive esophagitis and treat other conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
How is Omez used?
Omez is usually taken orally 1 to 2 times per day unless otherwise advised by a doctor. The medication should be taken at least 1 hour prior to a meal along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient’s condition and their response to the therapy. The capsules should be swallowed whole and not broken, chewed or crushed to prevent too much of the drug from being released at one time.
Patients using Omez may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Excessive gas
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
The medication may cause unusual results with certain medical exams.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Omez is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.