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Ozmep

Active Ingredients:omeprazole

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist carefully.

They may differ from the information in this leaflet.

How much to take

Adults:

The usual dose is 20 mg a day, but may vary from 10 mg to 40 mg a day depending on your condition and whether or not you are taking any other medicines. Your doctor will advise you how much to take.

Children 1 year or older:

The usual dose for children 10 kg to 20 kg is 10 mg a day. This dose may be increased to 20 mg if required. For children more than 20 kg the dose is 20 mg a day which may be increased to 40 mg if required.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to take Ozmep.

How to take Ozmep

Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water.

If the tablets are crushed or chewed they will not work properly.

When to take Ozmep

Ozmep can be taken with or without food.

Take Ozmep tablets at about the same time each day.

Keeping a regular time for taking tablets will help to remind you to take them.

If you forget to take Ozmep

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.

Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your tablets as you would normally.

Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed.

If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

How long to take Ozmep for

Keep taking Ozmep for as long as your doctor recommends.

In most patients, Ozmep relieves symptoms rapidly and healing is usually complete within 4 weeks.

Although Ozmep heals ulcers very successfully, it may not prevent them recurring at a later date. Ozmep can be taken long term to prevent these relapses.

Tell your doctor if your symptoms return.

You may need further treatment with omeprazole.

If your condition is associated with Helicobactor pylori, you may need a repeat course of antibiotics plus omeprazole.

If you take too much Ozmep (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor, or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26) if you think you or anyone else may have taken too much Ozmep. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

If you take too much Ozmep you may experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and headache.

Things you must do

Before starting any new medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are taking Ozmep.

Tell all the doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking Ozmep.

If you become pregnant while taking Ozmep, tell your doctor.

Visit your doctor regularly so they can check on your progress.

Things you must not do

Do not use Ozmep to treat any other conditions unless your doctor tells you to.

Do not give Ozmep to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.

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