Omeprazole Capsules

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You can buy Omeprazole from us with complete trust. Omeprazole comes in a 20mg dosage and in packs of 14 and 28. One capsule is sufficient to provide full relief for 24 hours from the symptoms of acid reflux.

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    What Is Omeprazole?

    Omeprazole belongs to a group of medications that are called proton pump inhibitors (PPI). Proton pump inhibitors are designed specifically for the treatment of acid reflux and its associated symptoms. Omeprazole 20mg travels through your digestive system slowly; remaining active in the stomach, where it is designed to be most effective. 

    It is important that you refrain from chewing, splitting or breaking this (and any) delayed release tablet as this can negatively affect the slow release mechanisms. We get asked “can I buy omeprazole over the counter?” Our answer is yes, in any reputable pharmacy. 

    You can also purchase Omeprazole 20 mg from online pharmacies, such as PostMyMeds. It is important to note that when you buy Omeprazole over the counter you are only able to purchase the 10mg iteration of the drug whereas here at PostMyMeds we sell the 20mg version.

    How Does Omeprazole Work?

    Omeprazole tablets work to control symptoms of acid reflux by acting directly on the mechanisms in the stomach that are directly responsible for producing stomach acid; the over-production and the undue travel of which being the cause of acid reflux and of heartburn as well. 

    This medication reduces the levels of acid that are present in the stomach. It does this by blocking a special enzymic system in the stomach that is referred to as a proton pump. The proton pump is involved directly in the latter stages of the production of stomach acid. By blocking the proton pump, your stomach is being directed to make less acid. 

    As you can imagine, the reduction of stomach acid can have a dramatically positive effect on the symptoms of acid reflux and may ultimately lead to their elimination, whilst the drug is in your system. This medication will remain effective for up to 24 hours, though it may take up to 4 days to reach full effectiveness. If you would like to buy Omeprazole from us, then all you need to do is fill in the specifics of your order above to begin your quick and simple consultation.

    How Do I Take Omeprazole?

    The correct usage of our Omeprazole capsules 20mg should be that you take one capsule in the morning, at least one hour before your breakfast or before eating. Leaving one hour between taking these capsules and eating allows for the best and most efficient absorption of the drug. The capsules are enteric coated, and this means that they are coated so as to remain intact without breaking down in the stomach before the medication can produce its desired effect. 

    Our recommendation would be that you take Omeprazole capsules whole with a glass of water. Please do not chew Omeprazole 20mg capsules. If you have a notable difficulty with swallowing medication, then you are able to split the capsule open and mix the contents with water or juice, making sure that you drink it immediately. 

    If you observe no marked improvement in your condition/symptoms after 14 days of taking this once per day, then we would recommend that you make an appointment to see your GP as soon as you are able to discuss alternative treatment options with them.

    What Are The Cautions That Are Related To The Use Of Omeprazole?

    Although Omeprazole is an incredibly common medication and is prescribed often in the U.K, we would still always recommend that before you buy Omeprazole you check that the medication is suitable for you. You can do this either by consulting with your GP before you make your purchase, consult with a member of our friendly and professional team here at PostMyMeds or, as Omeprazole is an OTC acid reflux treatment you can independently assess the medications suitability for your personal use by researching the treatment extensively. 

    Another important aspect to consider is that, before buying Omeprazole online, you must not take this drug if you are also taking certain other medications or are currently suffering from certain other conditions. Please consult your GP to ensure you are completely aware of all possible drug interactions. 

    It is our recommendation that with any new medication, you read the patient information leaflet (PIL) before you make your purchase and also before you begin your course of treatment. This will ensure that the medication is safe for you to take and will also allow you to estimate its potential effectiveness.

    Using Of Omeprazole And Antacids

    In some patients and in some cases, it may be necessary or recommended to have an individual taking Omeprazole alongside antacids. The taking of antacids, that can be bought in most Supermarkets, alongside the taking of Omeprazole may be able to provide optimal relief from the symptoms of acid reflux. If this applies to you and you are currently or intend to take Omeprazole alongside an antacid, then we would recommend that you leave at least two hours between the taking of these medications.

    What Are The Side-Effects Of Omeprazole?

    Before you buy Omeprazole online, it is also important that you learn the potential side effects. Just as is the case with every medication, there are some typical side effects associated with the use of Omeprazole. It is vital that you are aware that not everybody will experience these side effects, and many will experience no side effects at all. If you are experiencing any side effects, please consult your doctor.

    Common Side-Effects Of Omeprazole Include:

    • Stomach pain and in the abdominal area, often accompanied with flatulence
    • Diarrhoea
    • Constipation
    • Headache
    • Nausea and vomiting

    If you would like more information regarding the specifics of Omeprazole then please read the patient information leaflet that is linked above. If you would like to speak to a member of the PostMyMeds team directly before you buy Omeprazole online then please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Where Can I Find More Information On Acid Reflux And Omeprazole?

    The patient information leaflet (PIL) is the ideal place to look for more information on Omeprazole. If you would like to learn more about acid reflux, then you can do so on our conditions categories page. Alternatively, you can read our blog entitled “What Is Acid Reflux?”.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 02, 2015 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 02, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm