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Drugs reference index «Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets»

Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets

Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets

Generic Name: Omeprazole (oh-MEP-ra-zole)Brand Name: Generic only. No brands available.

Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets are used for:

Treating frequent (2 or more days a week) heartburn. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets are a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Do NOT use Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets
  • you have black or bloody stools, trouble or pain when swallowing, or you are vomiting blood
  • you are taking dasatinib or certain HIV protease inhibitors (eg, atazanavir, nelfinavir)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have liver problems or stomach or bowel cancer
  • if you have nausea or vomiting; stomach pain; heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, or dizziness; chest or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; unusual sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck, or shoulders; or lightheadedness
  • if you have unexplained weight loss; frequent chest pain; or frequent wheezing, especially along with heartburn
  • if you have had heartburn for more than 3 months

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Voriconazole because it may increase the risk of Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets's side effects
  • Ginkgo biloba because it may decrease Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets's effectiveness
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), benzodiazepines (eg, diazepam), cilostazol, cyclosporine, disulfiram, phenytoin, saquinavir, or tacrolimus because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets
  • Ampicillins, azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), clopidogrel, dasatinib, erlotinib, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, atazanavir, nelfinavir), or iron because their effectiveness may be decreased by Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets:

Use Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets by mouth on an empty stomach before eating breakfast.
  • Take Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
  • Swallow Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
  • You may take antacids while you are using Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets if you are directed to do so by your doctor.
  • You may take a 14-day course of Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets once every 4 months. Do not take Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets for longer than 14 days or take more than 1 course every 4 months without first checking with your doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets.

Important safety information:

  • Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets may take 1 to 4 days to reach its full effect. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than 14 days without checking with your doctor.
  • Check with your doctor if your heartburn does not get better or if it gets worse. Check with your doctor if you need to take Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets for more than 14 days or if you need to take more than 1 course of treatment every 4 months.
  • Contact your doctor if you have any symptoms of a bleeding ulcer, such as black, tarry stools or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, or if you experience throat pain, chest pain, severe stomach pain, or trouble swallowing.
  • Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets.
  • Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets should be used with caution in Asian patients; the risk of side effects may be increased in these patients.
  • Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 18 years old without first checking with their doctor; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets while you are pregnant. Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets are found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets.

Possible side effects of Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; gas; headache; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest pain; dark urine; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe stomach pain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness; vision changes; yellowing of the eyes or skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include blurred vision; confusion; fast heartbeat; flushing; increased sweating; severe headache, drowsiness, or nausea; vomiting.

Proper storage of Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets:

Store Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Omeprazole Delayed-Release Tablets. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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