What is the drug Losec used for?

What is the drug Losec used for?

LOSEC is used to treat the symptoms of reflux oesophagitis or reflux disease. This can be caused by “washing back” (reflux) of food and acid from the stomach into the food pipe (oesophagus). Reflux can cause a burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat, also known as heartburn.

What does Mups stand for in Losec?

A double-blind, randomized comparison of omeprazole Multiple Unit Pellet System (MUPS) 20 mg, lansoprazole 30 mg and pantoprazole 40 mg in symptomatic reflux oesophagitis followed by 3 months of omeprazole MUPS maintenance treatment: a Dutch multicentre trial.

When is the best time to take Losec?

How and when to take omeprazole. It’s usual to take omeprazole once a day, first thing in the morning. It does not upset the stomach, so you can take it with or without food. If you take omeprazole twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening.

How do you take Losec 20 mg?

It is recommended to take Losec capsules in the morning, swallowed whole with half a glass of water. The capsules must not be chewed or crushed.

Is it safe to take Losec long term?

Doctor’s response. Omeprazole controls acid production in the stomach only and does not affect the acid/alkaline balance of the body. The drug has been in use for some 10 years and appears to be safe for long term use.

Does Losec cause weight gain?

Weight gain: Long-term use of omeprazole increases the risk of weight gain in patients with GERD.

Is Losec and omeprazole the same?

The active substance in Losec, omeprazole, is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by blocking ‘proton pumps’, proteins found in specialised cells in the stomach lining that pump acid into the stomach. By blocking the pumps, omeprazole reduces acid production.

What does Mups mean?

MUPS (Multiple Unit Pellet System) Production.

Is Losec safe long term?

What happens if you take omeprazole and you don’t need it?

If you don’t need them, PPIs like omeprazole should not be taken long term, because of the possible side effects. There may be a small increased risk of bone fractures, chest infections, kidney problems and nutrient deficiencies such as low magnesium and vitamin B12.

What are the side effects of Losec?

constipation • nausea or vomiting • diarrhoea and wind (flatulence) • headache • stomach pain These are all mild side effects of Losec. Tell your doctor if you think you have any of these effects or notice anything else that is making you feel unwell. Some people may get other side effects while taking Losec.

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