Losec (Omeprazole Magnesium)
What is Losec (Omeprazole Magnesium) used for?
Losec (Omeprazole Magnesium) is an oral proton pump inhibitor prescribed to treat conditions caused by excess stomach acid production such as gastro-esophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcers, or chronic heartburn. It operates by preventing the release of excess stomach acid to prevent inflammation of the stomach lining, heartburn, or indigestion. Your physician may also prescribe the use of this medication for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Losec (Omeprazole Magnesium)?
Losec (Omeprazole Magnesium) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken once each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your health conditions and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water on an empty stomach to prevent nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Losec (Omeprazole Magnesium)?
Some patients using Losec (Omeprazole Mangesium) may experience side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, low magnesium levels, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your physician immediately if you experience worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the proper alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Losec (Omeprazole Magnesium) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to omeprazole or who have had bad reactions to similar treatments in the past. Also inform you physician if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, osteoporosis, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Losec (Omeprazole Magnesium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.