Treat gastric-related issues through Losec, a treatment that lowers the acidity of your stomach alleviating your pain. Everything you need to know about this medicine such as its ingredients, how it works, the precautions and side effects as well as where it can be obtained is included in the article below.

What Is Losec? 

Losec is a medicine that contains the active ingredient omeprazole. It is categorized under the proton pump inhibitor class, a group of medicines that reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

Losec is used as a treatment for the following conditions in adult patients:

  • Gastrointestinal reflux disease or GERD
  • Ulcers in the upper part of the stomach or intestines
  • Ulcers from Helicobacter pylori bacteria infection
  • Ulcers caused by NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs)
  • Too much acidity in the stomach due to a growth in the pancreas

Losec is also known as Losec MUPS that comes in 20mg tablets.

How Does Losec Work? 

Losec medication is a proton-pump inhibitor. It works by bringing down the acid production in the stomach to provide relief for GERD symptoms and allow healing to take place. It blocks the final stage of acid production through intercepting the proton pump. This decrease in the production of stomach acid will not stop the proper digestion of your food though.

What Are The Benefits Of Taking Losec? 

Suffering from stomach-related problems can be agonizing sometimes. It may even impede your performance of daily tasks. Losec is effective in decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. Thus, taking Losec gives relief of symptoms and allows healing to take place. It is beneficial in bringing back your normal routines without the usual stomach pains or issues.

How Do I Use Losec? 

Use Losec MUPS tablets according to the instructions of your doctor. Also, read and understand the information leaflet that comes with the medication package to familiarize yourself with the general information about the medication.

Losec is recommended to be taken in the morning before meals.

The capsule should be swallowed whole with half a glass of water. Chewing or crushing the capsule is not advised. Losec comes in gastro-resistant tablets which would ensure that the medicine will not be broken down by the acid in the stomach. Thus, The tablets should not be damaged.

If you or a child will have difficulty in swallowing the capsule, you may open the capsule and swallow the contents directly with half a glass of water. You may also put the contents into a glass of still water, or with some fruit juice such as orange juice, or apple juice. Mix them before drinking then rinse the glass with a half a glass of water and drink it as well. 

If you forget to take your dose as scheduled in the morning, you may take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, just skip the missed dose and proceed with the next dose.

Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.