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Omeprazole

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Proton Pump Inhibitor Losec

Omeprazole - Dosage and How to Use

How should Omeprazole be used?

  • ​Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • Take this medication 30 to 60 minutes before a meal. Capsules should be swallowed whole with water.
  • Contents of the capsule should not be chewed or crushed.
  • If you have swallowing difficulties, you can open the capsule and swallow the content or suspend it in a slightly acidic fluid such as fruit juice. You should drink the suspension within 30 minutes. A liquid preparation is available in some hospitals.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is too near to your next dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Omeprazole - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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