What are Losec (Omeprazole) Capsules used for?
Losec (Omeprazole) reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It’s a widely-used treatment for indigestion and acid reflux. It’s also taken to prevent and treat stomach ulcers. If you’re self-treating with Omeprazole, don’t take it for longer than 2 weeks without checking with a doctor. Some Omeprazole capsules contain small amounts of lactose, so they may be unsuitable for people with a digestive problem called lactose intolerance.
Is it safe to take with pre-existing conditions?
To make sure Omeprazole is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to Omeprazole or any other medicines in the past liver problems
How and when to take Losec (Omeprazole)
It’s usual to take Omeprazole once a day, first thing in the morning. It doesn’t upset the stomach so you can take it with or without food. If you take Omeprazole twice a day, take one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening.
The usual dose to treat: indigestion is 10mg to 20mg a day acid reflux disease is 20mg to 40mg a day Swallow tablets and capsules whole with a glass of water or juice.