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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cosec. Please consult your doctor.
Cosec may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing b... View More
Cosec is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
It is not known whether Cosec alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react... View More
Cosec is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cosec is recommended.
Cosec should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cosec may be needed. Please consult your doctor. A lower dos... View More
Cosec 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 Cosec
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)
- Peptic ulcer disease
Side effects of Cosec
- Stomach pain
How to use Cosec
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cosec is to be taken empty stomach.
How Cosec works
Cosec 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 hea... View More
What if you forget to take Cosec?
If you miss a dose of Cosec, 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 reg... View More
- It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
- Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
- Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever or stomach pain that does not go away.
- Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
- Long-term use of Cosec can cause weak bones and a deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or the... View More
- Do not stop taking medication without talking to your doctor.
- Consult your doctor right away if you develop decreased urination, edema (swelling due to fluid retention), lower back pain, nausea, fatigue, and rash o... 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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