Generic Name: OMEPRAZOLE DELAYED RELEASE TABLET - ORAL Pronounced: (oh-MEH-pruh-zole) Omeprazole Oral Uses
Omeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus
problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of
acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty
swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the
stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the
esophagus. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump
If you are self-treating with this medication,
over-the-counter omeprazole products are used to treat frequent heartburn
(occurring 2 or more days a week). Since it may take 1 to 4 days to have full
effect, these products do not relieve heartburn right away.
For over-the-counter products, carefully read the package
instructions to make sure the product is right for you. Check...
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