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Omeprazole

[ Generic Medicines for Peptic Ulcer Treatment ]

Omeprazole belongs to a group of medicines called selective and irreversible proton pump inhibition activity. This is an active component that shows disulfide bond with the sulfhydryl group of the hydrogen-potassium. It is for inhibit the final transport of hydrogen ions through exchange with potassium ions. This active factor exhibits no anticholinergic activities and does not antagonize histamine H2 receptors. It is a proton pump inhibitor and potent inhibitor of gastric acidity used in the therapy of gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcer disease.

Class of Drugs – Proton pump inhibitor

Molecular Formula – C17H19N3O3S

Molecular Weight - 345.4 g/mol

Working: This medication is a proton pump inhibitor that works by reducing the amount of acid the stomach forms. It acts by blocking a system in the cells of the stomach called the proton pump. This proton pump works in the final step of acid production. This medication Omeprazole blocks the acid produced by stomach. This can help decrease the symptoms.

Uses: Given medicine Omeprazole is indicated to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems like as acid reflux, ulcers. It decreases the amount of acid the stomach makes. It treats symptoms includes heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. It also helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus.  It can be used to treat frequent heartburn.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This mentioned medication is a proton pump inhibitor used as the main active ingredient in a brand medicine as given below:

  • Prilosec: 10 mg and 20 mg

Seek the medical attention right away in case experienced symptoms like heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating, dizziness, chest/jaw/arm/shoulder pain, or unexplained weight loss while consuming this drug.