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.