(H+ K+ATPase) and inhibits the exchange of extracellular K+ for intracellular H+ ion. Omeprazole irreversibly inhibits proton pumps activity and decreases gastric acid secretion.
Distribution: It is widely distributed in the body in protein bound form.
Metabolism: Omeprazole is extensively metabolised in the liver.
Excretion: It is excreted mainly in the faeces and small amount in urine.
4. Abdominal pain
8. Dry mouth
2. Monitor gastric malignancy
3. Avoid prolonged use
2. Gastric ulcer
3. Zollinger- Ellison syndrome
4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
6. Acid related dyspepsia
7. NSAID associated ulceration
8. Prophylaxis of acid aspiration during anesthesia
Phenytoin: Increased plasma concentration of phenytoin.
Oral Anticoagulants: May prolong the elimination of warfarin.
Cyclosporine, Disulfiram: Omeprazole interferes with the metabolism of these drugs.
Ketaconazole, Ampicillin esters, Iron Salts: Omeprazole may interfere with the absorption of these drugs where gastric pH is a determinant of their bio-availability.
Adult: 10 - 20 mg / day to be taken before meals.
Duodenal ulcer: 20 mg / day to be taken 30 minutes before meals for 1-2 months.
Gastric ulcer: 20 mg / day for 1-2 months.In severe cases dose can be increased to 40 mg / day. Maintenance dose: 10 - 20 mg / day.
Zollinger- Ellison syndrome: 60 mg / day increase the dose maximum up to 360 mg/ day in 3 divided doses if needed.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, oesophagitis: 20 mg / day for 1-2 months.
Acid related dyspepsia: 10 - 20 mg / day for 1 month.
NSAID associated ulceration: 20mg / day for 1 month.
Prophylaxis of acid aspiration during anesthesia: 40 mg in the evening before the surgery and the same dose 2 - 6 hours before the procedure.
Children: Not recommended
Home Delivery for Omeprazole in Your City
Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including omeprazole.
However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for omeprazole and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for omeprazole may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take omeprazole only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for omeprazole before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for omeprazole with the pharmacy.
Omeprazole is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for omeprazole might be better known than omeprazole itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have omeprazole in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for omeprazole.