Omeprazole BP 20 mgIndication
Treatment of Gastro oesophageal reflux disease. (GERD) Treatment of duodenal and benign gastric ulcers including those complicated by NSAID therapy. Relief of reflux-like symptoms (e.g. heartburn) and or ulcer like symptoms (e.g. epigastric pain) associated with acid-related dyspepsia. Treatment and prophylaxis of NSAID-associated benign gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, and gastroduodenal erosion in-patients with a previous history of gastroduodenal lesions who require continued NSAID treatment. Relief of associated dyspeptic symptoms. Helicobacter pylori eradication: Omeprazole should be used in combination with antibiotic for eradication of Helicobacter pylori in peptic ulcer disease. Relief of associated dyspeptic symptoms. Prophylaxis of acid aspiration and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.Dosage
Omel-20 capsule should be taken before meal. Dose adjustment is not required in elderly. Benign gastric ulcers: 20 mg once daily for 8 weeks; in severe or recurrent cased increase to 40 mg daily. Duodenal ulcers: 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks in duodenal ulceration; in severe or recurrent cases increase to 40 mg daily. Maintenance for recurrent duodenal ulcer 20 mg once daily. Prevention of relapse in duodenal ulcer: 10 mg daily increasing to 20 mg once daily if symptoms return. NSAID-associated peptic ulcer and gastroduodenal erosions 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks. followed by a further 4 weeks if not fully healed. Prophylaxis in patients with a history of NSAID-associated gastroduodenal lesions who require contiuned NSAID treatment 20 mg once daily. Zollinger - Ellison syndrome: Initially 60 mg once daily; usual range 20-120 mg daily (above 80 mg in 2 divied doses). Gastric acid reduction during general anaesthesia (prophylaxis of acid aspiiation): 40 mg on the preceding evening then 40 mg 2-6 hours before surgery.