Omeprazole

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Acid is produced naturally in the stomach to help digest food and to kill bacteria. This acid is an irritant, so your body produces a natural mucus barrier which protects the lining of your stomach.

Omeprazole is from a group of medicines called ‘Proton Pump Inhibitors’. It reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole stop cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid. This can help prevent ulcers from forming or assist the healing process. By decreasing the amount of acid, they can also help to reduce acid reflux related symptoms such as heartburn. Omeprazole is also known as:
  • Losec®
  • Losec MUPS®
  • Mepradec®
  • Mezzopram®
  • Zanprol®

Always take Omeprazole exactly as your doctor has advised and try to give your baby their Omeprazole at the same time each day. It can have a bitter taste and your baby may turn their nose up at it and spit it out. You may need to be a little creative using sweet tastes such as milk or fruit flavours.

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