Omeprazole capsules

Omeprazole is a generic treatment for acid reflux. It works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach
  • Generic Medication
  • Once daily dosing
  • Effects last upto 24 hours
As this is a generic medication, brand delivered may be different to the one shown on the screen. This makes no difference to the effectiveness of the product.

This is a prescription only medication. In order to purchase this medication, please complete our short medical questionnaire for one of our prescribers. The prescriber will review your medical history to issue your prescription. Once approved, your medication will be delivered in discreet packaging directly to your door.
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What is Omeprazole?

Omeprazole is a generic medication for the treatment of symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion. It belongs to a group of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI).

It works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach which reduces the likelihood of experiencing heartburn and acid reflux.
Omeprazole should be taken once a day.

It is best taken before the first food or drink of the day

Omeprazole may hide the symptoms of other diseases.

Talk to your doctor if you experience any of the following before  or during taking omeprazole.
weight loss or difficulty swallowing
you get stomach pain or indigestion
you begin to vomit food or blood
you pass black stools (blood-stained faeces)
you experience severe or persistent diarrhoea,
you have severe liver problems
you have ever had a skin reaction after treatment with a medicine that reduces stomach acid
you get a rash on your skin, especially in areas exposed to the sun

Taking a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole, especially over a period of more than one year, may slightly increase your risk of fracture in the hip, wrist or spine.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, wind
Nausea or vomiting
Benign polyps in the stomach.

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Swelling of the feet and ankles
Disturbed sleep.
Dizziness, tingling feelings such as “pins and needles”, feeling sleepy.
Increased risk of fracture of the hip, wrist or spine

For information on other less common side-effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
  • Ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole or voriconazole
  • Digoxin
  • Diazepam
  • Phenytoin
  • Medicines that are used to thin your blood, such as warfarin or other vitamin K blockers.
  • Rifampicin
  • Atazanavir
  • Tacrolimus
  • Methotrexate
  • St John’s wort
  • Cilostazol
  • Saquinavir
  • Clopidogrel
  • Erltinib
  • Clarithromycin
Each capsule contains either 10mg or 20mg of omeprazole.

The other ingredients are sugar spheres (consisting of corn starch and sucrose), sodium lauryl sulfate, disodium phosphate, mannitol, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 6000, talc, polysorbate 80, titanium dioxide, Eudragit L30-D55 (poly(methacrylic acid, ethyl acrylate)). Capsules consist of gelatin and contain the colours quinoline yellow (E104) and titanium dioxide (E171).
Alternatives include
  • Other proton pump inhibitors, such as lansoprazole, pantoprazole
  • H2-antagonists such as ranitidine, cimetidine
  • Antacids such as gaviscon
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