Omeprazole tablets are now widely used for the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract that are accompanied by increased acidity of gastric juice. Omeprazole is in most cases well tolerated, but has side effects that are not always manifest, but require proper use of the drug - strictly on prescription.
All of the tablets omeprazole
Omeprazole tablets manufactured by many pharmaceutical companies. An example of such a dosage form can be the original losek omeprazole, which produces the Swedish pharmaceutical company AsteraZeneka. Tablets are produced three kinds of light pink 10 mg darker pink and 20 mg of red-brown to 40 mg.
Each tablet loseka except active principle (omeprazole) contain excipients: microcrystalline cellulose, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid, sugar granules, paraffin wax, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate, polyvinylpyrrolidone, crosslinked sodium stearyl fumarate, talc , triethyl citrate, iron oxide, titanium dioxide.
Omeproazol coated tablets enteric-coated, which allows it to be absorbed into the supportive environment of the small intestine. They absorbed within three to six hours after ingestion, this process does not affect food intake. If losek taken in the form of treatment, the effectiveness and increases its three days becomes maximum. After treatment, the therapeutic effect also lasts for three days.
As with all medications - proton pump inhibitors, losek suppresses the cellular level, the process formation in cells of the gastric glands hydrochloric acid. He then decomposed in the liver to metabolites and excreted in the urine (mainly) and in the bile.
In the elderly and in patients with impaired liver and kidney function may occur omeprazole delayed excretion from the body.
Who can take the tablets omeprazole
Omeprazole take on prescription, the pharmacy can be purchased with a prescription. Assign this drug for stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers - it not only relieves irritation, the walls of the stomach and duodenum, due to increased acidity of gastric juice, but also inhibits the ability to live pathogens of this disease - Helicobacter pylori, which can not exist in a weakly acidic or alkaline conditions. But in the stomach and intestines to create an environment favorable to the action of antibiotics - they finally "finish off" the infectious agent.
Will exchange omeprazole well as erosive and ulcerative processes of another origin, for example, stress ulcers, ulcers that developed in patients receiving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs - ketorol, indomethacin, and others), as well as increased acidity of gastric juices caused by other diseases of the digestion, for example, a benign tumor (adenoma) pancreas
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Losek often a part of an integrated treatment of reflux oesophagitis - inflammation of the pancreas, developing on the background of the permanent cast of acidic gastric contents into the esophagus.
Who should not take
The instructions to the drug's manufacturer, a contraindication for receiving it is only a hypersensitivity of the patient to the drug. With caution and strictly according to indications use the drug during pregnancy, infant feeding
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breast, renal impairment, and liver.
In severe liver disease it is only recommended to reduce the dose loseka.
Do omeprazole tablets side effects
Pharmaceutical company AsteraZeneka recognizes that there is. It may be headache, dizziness, pins and needles sensation in the body, sleep disturbances
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, Blurred vision, taste disturbances, temporary confusion (sometimes accompanied by hallucinations), irritability, bad mood.
There may be a variety of violations of the digestive organs: nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, diarrhea or constipation, pain and bloating, transient liver dysfunction.
The blood may decrease the quantitative content of cells - leukocytes, erythrocytes and platelets.
In addition, the appearance of pain and muscle weakness, joint pains
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, Sweating, breast enlargement in men, swelling, allergic reactions.
Omeprazole tablets - an effective and fairly safe drug.