Opal is a medicine that reduces the amount of acid produced in your stomach. It is used for treating acid-related diseases of the stomach and intestine ... View More
Uses of Opal
Side effects of Opal
How to use Opal
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Opal is to be taken empty stomach.
How Opal works
Opal is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and hear... View More
What if you forget to take Opal?
If you miss a dose of Opal, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regu... View More
Peptic ulcer, H. pylori infection, Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Oesophagitis, Acid-related dyspepsia, NSAID-associated... View More
Delayed-release cap: Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take at least 1 hr before meals. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush. For patients w/ difficulty ... View More
Oral Peptic ulcer Adult: 20 or 40 mg/day in severe cases for 4 wk (duodenal ulcer) or for 8 wk (gastric ulcer). Maintenance: 10-20 mg/day. All dos... View More
Oral GERD Indicated for treatment of GERD <1 year: Safety and efficacy not established > 1 year 5-10 kg: 5 mg PO qDay 10-20 kg: 10 mg PO qDay >... View More
Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.
Known hypersensitivity to any of its component.
Mode of Action
Omeprazole is a substituted benzimidazole gastric antisecretory agent and is also known as PPI. It blocks the final step in gastric acid secretion by sp... View More
Gastric malignancy should be ruled out. Pregnancy, lactation, childn <1 yr. Monitoring Parameters Monitor Mg concentrations prior to initiation and peri... View More
1-10% Headache (7%),Abdominal pain (5%),Diarrhea (4%),Nausea (4%),Vomiting (3%),Flatulence (3%),Dizziness (2%),Upper respiratory infection (2%),Acid re... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Risk Summary There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with Omeprazole in pregnant women. Available epidemiologic data fail to demonstrate an i... View More
Increased risk of hypomagnesaemia w/ diuretics. May increase INR and prothrombin time w/ warfarin. Increased risk of digoxin-induced cardiotoxic effects... View More
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