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Omeprazole 20mg Capsules

Omeprazole 20mg Capsules

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Omeprazole is one of the most commonly prescribed medicines in the UK and is effective in reducing stomach acid. It helps to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, heartburn, GORD and other issues involving excess stomach acid.

If you have symptoms of indigestion and would like to buy omeprazole from Star pharmacy all you need to do is fill in a simple medical questionnaire and if treatment is suitable for you a supply will be made by our experienced pharmacist, under a patient group direction. However, if you are not eligible and/ or need to be referred to another practitioner then a supply will not be made and a full refund will be issued.

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18 Years +

Maximum per order:

1

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What is Omeprazole and what is it used for?

Omeprazole capsules are a reliable treatment for stomach problems including heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion. Omeprazole eases recurrent symptoms including, a burning sensation or pain in the chest; feeling full, heavy or bloated; burping; feeling or being sick and bringing up food. It does this by suppressing the production of acid in the stomach for a period of up to 72 hours.

What is heartburn and acid reflux?

Stomach acid is necessary for the digestive process. The acid breaks down food before it reaches the intestines. Normally, the oesophagus is protected from these acids by a group of muscles called the oesophageal sphincter. These muscles are meant to form a one-way barrier to allow food to enter the stomach but acids and other substances remain down.

Sometimes, the oesophageal sphincter weakens under excess pressure causing stomach acid to pass up into the oesophagus. This is acid reflux. Heartburn is the name for the painful sensation of acid irritating or burning the tissues of the oesophagus. It has nothing to do with the heart – it gets its name because the pain is felt at the base of the chest.

How does Omeprazole work?

Many will experience occasional heartburn, however, some people suffer from these symptoms very frequently. This may be due to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Omeprazole is a prescription medicine for GORD and other similar stomach conditions. It works by suppressing the activity of proton pumps, the proteins which produce acids in the stomach. This decreases the amount of acid in the stomach, relieving the symptoms of heartburn.

Alternative to Omeprazole

Antacids, such as Gaviscon, are over the counter medicines that can be taken as required. Antacids are alkali liquids or tablets that are designed to neutralise stomach acid. A dose can often give quick relief.
Lansoprazole is an alternative prescription-only treatment that works in a very similar way to Omeprazole. 

Non-medicinal alternatives to Omeprazole

Symptoms of GORD are likely to be much worse if you are lying down horizontally. Consider sleeping on an incline, and avoid lying down after eating.

Obesity is the primary cause of GORD. This is because excess stomach fat puts pressure on organs such as the stomach. Large meals that fill the stomach have the same effect, so consider eating smaller meals. Also, you should try to avoid fatty, spicy or acidic foods and specifically onions, chocolate, and gluten, as well as carbonated or caffeinated drinks.

Cutting down on alcohol and nicotine can also help to improve symptoms of GORD. There are also several medications that interfere with digestion or the oesophagus in a way that might increase your risk of GORD. Talk to your GP about whether your medication might be causing your acid reflux, and if other treatments are available.

If you have symptoms of indigestion and would like to buy omeprazole from Star pharmacy all you need to do is fill in a simple medical questionnaire and if treatment is suitable for you a supply will be made by our experienced pharmacist, under a patient group direction. However, if you are not eligible and/ or need to be referred to another practitioner then a supply will not be made and a full refund will be issued.

Additional information
Suitable for age:

18 Years +

Maximum per order:

1

Consultation required?

Yes

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