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Available Form:   Enteric-Coated Capsule
Manufacturer name:   Apotex
Generic name:   omeprazole
Strength:   20mg

What is Heartburn Control?

Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) belongs to the family of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).  It slows or prevents the production of acid within the stomach.

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Is Heartburn Control An Over The Counter Medication?

Yes, Heartburn Control is an over the counter medication. That means you do not need a prescription to order this medication. You can simply buy it here with us at Pocketpills.

What Are Over The Counter Medications?

Over-the-counter medicine, also known as OTC or simply as over the counter, are those drugs that you can buy without a prescription. They are safe when taken as per directions mentioned on the label or your doctor’s directions. Over-the-counter medicine is also known as nonprescription medicines or counter medicines.
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What Should I Know When Using OTC Medications?

Please note the following before using OTC products:

  • The medicine may interact with other substances or medicines
  • Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions. For instance, high blood pressure patients may not be able to take certain decongestants
  • Some individuals may be allergic to certain drugs
  • Many drugs may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Check with your health care provider before taking any OTC product if you are pregnant
  • Be careful while giving OTC products to kids. For liquid medicine, do not use a kitsch spoon. Instead, use a dosing cup or measuring spoon.
It is also essential to consult your doctor if the OTC medicine fails to manage the problem. However, in any case, do not take medicine in higher doses than what is recommended on the label.
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Heartburn Control How to Take

Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) belongs to the family of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It slows or prevents the production of acid within the stomach.

Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) is used to treat conditions where reduction in acid secretion is required for proper healing, including stomach and intestinal ulcers (gastric and duodenal ulcers), the prevention and treatment of ulcers associated with medications known as NSAIDs, reflux esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, heartburn, and GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (GERD).

It is also used in combination with antibiotics to treat stomach ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria.

Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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Heartburn Control Dosage

The usual recommended dose of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) is 10 mg to 40 mg once daily. The dose and length of treatment depends on the condition being treated. Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) can be taken with or without food and should be swallowed whole with water.

When used to treat ulcers in the duodenum, the recommended adult dose is 20 mg taken once daily for 2 to 4 weeks.

To treat ulcers in the stomach, reflux esophagitis, and ulcers associated with the use of NSAIDs, the recommended adult dose is 20 mg taken once daily for 4 to 8 weeks.

For treatment of heartburn, the recommended adult dose is 20 mg daily.

When used to treat stomach ulcers caused by H. pylori in adults, the dose of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) is 20 mg taken 2 times daily with 1,000 mg of amoxicillin 2 times daily and 500 mg of clarithromycin 2 times daily, all for 7 days. Another dosing regimen for H. pylori infections is 20 mg of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), 500 mg of Metronidazole, and 250 mg of clarithromycin, all twice daily for 7 days.

If your ulcer continues to bother you, your doctor may suggest that you continue taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) for a period of time to make sure that your ulcer is fully healed.

When treating Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, the dose of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) varies, but is often higher than the doses used to treat ulcers. Doses larger than 80 mg daily are often needed.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is less than 12 hours until your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) at room temperature, protect it from moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Heartburn Control Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Heartburn Control (Omeprazole). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • abdominal or stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • gas
  • headache
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • sensation of spinning
  • sleepiness
  • trouble sleeping
  • vomiting

Although most of these side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • blurred vision
  • diarrhea (watery and severe; may also be bloody)
  • increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • joint pain
  • mild skin rash or itching
  • mouth inflammation
  • muscle aches or cramps
  • pain or burning in the mouth or throat
  • rash on cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun
  • sensation of burning, prickling, or numbness
  • signs of kidney problems (e.g., blood in the urine, decreased urine production)
  • signs of liver damage (yellow skin or eyes, dark urine, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, Fever, and fatigue)

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • signs of an allergic reaction (e.g., difficulty breathing, Hives, swelling of the face or throat)
  • signs of bleeding in the stomach (e.g., bloody, black, or tarry stools; spitting up of blood; vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds)
  • signs of a severe skin reaction such as blistering, peeling, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, or a rash combined with fever or discomfort

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole).

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Heartburn Control Available Form

Each two-piece, hard gelatin capsule with an opaque pink body and an opaque reddish-brown cap, imprinted "APO 020" contains 20 mg of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole). Nonmedicinal ingredients: mannitol, povidone, magnesium hydroxide, triethyl citrate, methacrylic acid copolymer, and pharmaceutical ink; capsule shell: gelatin, red iron oxide, and titanium dioxide.

Heartburn Control Contraindications

Do not take Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) if you:

  • are allergic to Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) or any ingredients of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole)
  • are taking the medication rilpivirine

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Heartburn Control Precautions

There may be an interaction between Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) and any of the following:

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with Heartburn Control (Omeprazole). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

Heartburn Control Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Heartburn Control (Omeprazole).

Diarrhea: When gastric acid is decreased, the number of bacteria normally in the digestive system increases. Occasionally, this can cause serious infection in the digestive tract. If you experience watery, foul-smelling bowel movements after starting to take Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Fluid and electrolyte balance: Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), like other PPIs, may cause the levels of electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, chloride, and calcium in the blood to change while taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole). If you experience symptoms of fluid and electrolyte imbalance such as muscle pains or cramps; dry mouth; numb hands, feet, or lips; or racing heartbeat, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will do blood tests regularly to monitor the levels of these electrolytes in your blood while you are taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole).

Liver function: Liver disease or reduced liver function may cause Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) to build up in the body. If you have liver problems, discuss with your doctor how Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), and whether any special monitoring is needed. Your doctor may want to test your liver function regularly with blood tests while you are taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole). People with severe liver disease should generally not take more than 20 mg of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) daily.

Methotrexate interaction: Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), like other medications in this group, may interact with methotrexate when the two medications are used at the same time. This combination may lead to higher than expected amounts of methotrexate in the body and can cause serious side effects, including kidney damage, irregular heartbeat, Anemia, or infection. If you take Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) and are also going to receive a dose of methotrexate, discuss with your doctor how Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Osteoporosis-related fractures: Studies suggest that the use of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), like other PPIs, may be related to an increase risk of fractures, particularly for people who take Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) for a year or longer. The lowest dose of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) to control the symptoms, taken for the shortest period of time is less likely to cause these problems.

Severe stomach problems: If you have recurrent vomiting, difficulty swallowing, blood in the stool, coughing up of blood, or significant unintentional weight loss, check with your doctor immediately. These symptoms may be signs of a more serious stomach problem.

Subacute cutaneous Lupus erythematosus (SCLE): Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), like other PPIs, has been rarely associated with SCLE, an autoimmune disease.  If you develop any skin lesions, especially in sun-exposed skin areas, and if accompanied by muscle aches or pains, contact your doctor immediately.

Vitamin B12: Long-term use of Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency. If you are a vegetarian or have low vitamin B12 levels, discuss with your doctor whether any special monitoring is required.

Pregnancy: Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), call your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Heartburn Control (Omeprazole), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of using Heartburn Control (Omeprazole) have not been established for children.

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