Omeprazole is a widely prescribed medication used in the treatment of acid reflux and its associated symptoms. Belonging to a class of drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI), Omeprazole capsules work by reducing the secretion of gastric acid in the stomach. It is used to treat stomach ulcers as well as acid reflux.
Acid reflux is a common condition which effects roughly 1 in 5 people in the UK. Its symptoms include indigestion and heartburn. Acid reflux can be effectively treated using omeprazole capsules.
If you suffer from acid reflux, heartburn or indigestion symptoms, you can buy Omeprazole capsules online at Smart Chemist, in 10mg, 20mg and 40mg strengths, for fast and effective treatment. Simply complete our short and confidential online medical questionnaire and select your desired delivery method.
*Always read the patient information
leaflet before starting your treatment.
How do Omeprazole capsules work?
Omeprazole capsules contain the active ingredient Omeprazole, which belongs to a class of drug known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). Acid reflux is most commonly caused by two major factors; a build-up of excess acid in the stomach, and a weakening of the lower sphincter muscles of the oesophagus. The sphincter muscles are important as they work to prevent the escape of stomach acid from the stomach into the oesophagus (throat).
Omeprazole works by selectively acting on proton pumps at the surface of acid secreting cells found lining the stomach. This action reduces both their production and secretion of stomach acid. The result is fast and effective treatment of acid reflux and its associated symptoms.
If you suffer from heartburn or symptoms of acid reflux, you can buy Omeprazole 20mg capsules online at Smart Chemist. For more information on acid reflux or to find out which treatment is right for youspeak to a member of our pharmacy team today.
What dose should I choose?
The recommended starting dose of Omeprazole capsules, in accordance with the British National Formulary (BNF), is 20mg to be taken once daily.
How do I take Omeprazole capsules?
The desired strength of omeprazole capsules should be taken as a single dose in the morning, swallowed whole with a glass of water, 30-60 minutes before food. It should also be taken at the same time each day.
Do Omeprazole capsules have any side effects?
Common side effects associated with Omeprazole capsules include:
Nausea & Vomiting
To find out more about the side effects associated with Omeprazole capsules read the patient information leaflet provided. Alternatively, you can speak to one of our expert Pharmacists here at Smart Chemist.