What is this drug used for?
•It is used to treat or prevent GI (gastrointestinal) ulcers caused by infection.
•It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; acid reflux).
•It is used to treat heartburn.
•It is used to treat syndromes caused by lots of stomach acid.
•It is used to treat or prevent ulcers of the swallowing tube (esophagus).
•It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take this drug?
•If you have an allergy to omeprazole or any other part of this drug.
•If you are taking any of these drugs: Atazanavir, clopidogrel, nelfinavir, rifampin, rilpivirine, or St. John's wort. This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take this drug?
•Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
•Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
•Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
What are some other side effects of this drug?
•Upset stomach or throwing up.
•Loose stools (diarrhea).
These are not all of the side effects that may occur.
How is this drug best taken?
Use this drug as ordered by your doctor.
•Take this drug before meals.
•To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
•Keep taking this drug as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
•Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
•If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
•Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
General drug facts
•If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
•Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
•If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away.
Reference: Facts and Comparisons 2017
Video Terms & Conditions - Waiver and Release of Liability
All viewers of this video recognize and acknowledge that all content presented in this video is solely for educational purposes. All viewers acknowledge and agree that if any methods, techniques or protocols learned in the video is used or implemented, it is done so appropriately, with individual discretion, for its intended purposes, and only after such individual receives guidance and advice from a professional practitioner that has evaluated and considered such individual’s situation and circumstances personally. Any methods, techniques or protocols presented in this video may have inherent risks when is individually used or implemented. Any viewer who uses or implements any learned methods, techniques or protocols found in this video recognizes such risks and acknowledge professional liabilities may result from individual use or implementation of learned methods, techniques or protocols.
All viewers agree that Vempak Group, LLC and/or any affiliated businesses or persons do not have any legal obligations or duties to the actions performed by any viewer after viewing this video. All viewers consent to release Vempak Group, LLC and/or any affiliated businesses or persons of all liabilities and obligations associated and related to any adverse actions or professional liability incurred as a result of using or implementing the methods, techniques or protocols learned in this video.