Prilosec
(Omeprazole)

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Prilosec 10mg
Prilosec 10mg Delayed Release Capsules

Marketed as Losec in New Zealand

Omeprazole

Manufactured by AstraZeneca

Product of New Zealand

Dispensed by an international pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Prilosec 20mg
Prilosec 20mg Delayed Release Capsules

Marketed as Losec in New Zealand

Omeprazole

Manufactured by AstraZeneca

Product of New Zealand

Dispensed by an international pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Prilosec 20mg
Prilosec 20mg Delayed Release Capsules

Marketed as Losec in United Kingdom

Omeprazole

Manufactured by Astra Zeneca

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

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Prilosec 20mg
Prilosec 20mg Delayed Release Capsules

Marketed as Losec in Canada

Omeprazole

Manufactured by AstraZeneca Canada Inc

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

* Prilosec is known as Losec in Canada.

Prescription Required

Prilosec 40mg
Prilosec 40mg Delayed Release Capsules

Marketed as Losec in New Zealand

Omeprazole

Manufactured by AstraZeneca

Product of New Zealand

Dispensed by an international pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

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Generic Choices

Omeprazole 10mg
Omeprazole 10mg Delayed Release Capsules

Generic Equivalent of Prilosec 10mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Omeprazole 10mg
Omeprazole 10mg Delayed Release Capsules

Marketed as Sandoz-Omeprazole in Canada

Generic Equivalent of Prilosec 10mg

Manufactured by Sandoz Canada Inc.

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Omeprazole 20mg
Omeprazole 20mg Delayed Release Capsules

Generic Equivalent of Prilosec 20mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Omeprazole 40mg
Omeprazole 40mg Delayed Release Capsules

Generic Equivalent of Prilosec 40mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

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What Prilosec is and what it is used for

Acid Reflux gastro-resistant tablets contain the active substance Omeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces. Acid Reflux Tablets are used in adults for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn, acid regurgitation). Reflux is the backflow of acid from the stomach into the gullet “foodpipe”, which may become inflamed and painful. This may cause you symptoms such as a painful burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat (heartburn) and a sour taste in the mouth (acid regurgitation). It might be necessary to take the tablets for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms

How to take Prilosec

Always take Acid Reflux Tablets exactly as described in this leaflet. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The recommended dose is one 20 mg tablet or two 10 mg tablets once a day for 14 days. Contact your doctor if you are not free from symptoms after this period. It might be necessary to take the tablets for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms. Taking this medicine
• It is recommended that you take your tablets in the morning.
• You can take your tablets with food or on an empty stomach.
• Swallow your tablets whole with half a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the tablets. This is because the tablets are coated with an enteric coating which stops the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. The tablets release the active ingredient in the intestine, where it is absorbed by your body to give an effect. If you take more Acid Reflux Tablets than you should If you take more Acid Reflux Tablets than recommended, talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away. If you forget to take Acid Reflux Tablets If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Acid Reflux Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects, stop taking Acid Reflux Tablets and contact a doctor immediately:
• Sudden wheezing, swelling of your lips, tongue and throat or body, rash, fainting or difficulties in swallowing (severe allergic reaction).
• Reddening of the skin with blisters or peeling. There may also be severe blisters and bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals. This could be ‘Stevens-Johnson syndrome’ or ‘toxic epidermal necrolysis’.
• Yellow skin, dark urine and tiredness which can be symptoms of liver problems.

Other side effects include:

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• Headache.
• Effects on your stomach or gut: diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, wind (flatulence).
• Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting).
• Benign polyps in the stomach.

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• Swelling of the feet and ankles.
• Disturbed sleep (insomnia).
• Dizziness, tingling feelings such as “pins and needles”, feeling sleepy.
• Spinning feeling (vertigo).
• Changes in blood tests that check how the liver is working.
• Skin rash, lumpy rash (hives) and itchy skin.
• Generally feeling unwell and lacking energy.

Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
• Blood problems such as a reduced number of white cells or platelets. This can cause weakness, bruising or make infections more likely.
• Allergic reactions, sometimes very severe, including swelling of the lips, tongue and throat, fever, wheezing.
• Low levels of sodium in the blood. This may cause weakness, being sick (vomiting) and cramps.
• Feeling agitated, confused or depressed.
• Taste changes.
• Eyesight problems such as blurred vision.
• Suddenly feeling wheezy or short of breath (bronchospasm).
• Dry mouth.
• An inflammation of the inside of the mouth.
• An infection called "thrush" which can affect the gut and is caused by a fungus.
• Liver problems, including jaundice which can cause yellow skin, dark urine, and tiredness.
• Hair loss (alopecia).
• Skin rash on exposure to sunshine.
• Joint pains (arthralgia) or muscle pains (myalgia).
• Severe kidney problems (interstitial nephritis).
• Increased sweating.
• Inflammation in the gut (leading to diarrhoea)

Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
• Changes in blood count including agranulocytosis (lack of white blood cells).
• Aggression.
• Seeing, feeling or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations).
• Severe liver problems leading to liver failure and inflammation of the brain.
• Sudden onset of a severe rash or blistering or peeling skin. This may be associated with a high fever and joint pains (Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis).
• Muscle weakness.
• Enlarged breasts in men.
• Hypomagnesaemia (low level of magnesium in the blood). Not Known (Frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
• Rash, possibly with pain in the joints. Acid Reflux Tablets may in very rare cases affect the white blood cells leading to immune deficiency. If you have an infection with symptoms such as fever with a severely reduced general condition or fever with symptoms of a local infection such as pain in the neck, throat or mouth or difficulties in urinating, you must consult your doctor as soon as possible so that a lack of white blood cells (agranulocytosis) can be ruled out by a blood test. It is important for you to give information about your medicine at this time. Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not get any of them. If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to Store Prilosec

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not use Acid Reflux Tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the pack after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Do not store above 30°C.
• Store this blister in the original package in order to protect from moisture.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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