Sopral Omeprazole 20 mg (14 tablets)

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Sopral Omeprazole 20 mg (14 tablets)

SKU

10007642

Form

TABLETS

Content

14 tablets

Weight

0.1 kg

5,79

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Sopral (Omeprazole) is a capsule medicine used in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - a condition of backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus, accompanied by pain, inflammation and burning behind the sternum; Ulcers in the upper part of the small intestine (duodenal ulcers) or stomach; In this disease, the doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to cure the infection and the ulcer to heal.

Sopral can also be used in children over 1 year of age and weighing> 10 kg. with gastroesophageal reflux disease (return to the esophagus of stomach acid). In children, symptoms of this condition may include return of stomach contents in the mouth, nausea and delayed weight gain, as well as in adolescents and children over 4 years of age with ulcers due to infection with the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori.

Sopral gastro-resistant capsules contain the active substance Omeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called 'proton pump inhibitors', which reduce the secretion of stomach acids. It is available in a pack of 14 capsules.

Usage

Adults

For the treatment of GERD symptoms such as burning behind the sternum and return of stomach acid:

If your doctor has found that your esophagus is slightly affected, the usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks. If the esophagus is not cured within this time, your doctor may recommend that you continue treatment with 40 mg
for another 8 weeks.
After recovery of the esophagus, the usual dose is 10 mg once a day.
If the disease occurs without damage to the esophagus, the usual dose is 10 mg once a day.

For the treatment of duodenal ulcers

The usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 2 weeks. If the ulcer has not healed within this time, your doctor may recommend that you continue treatment with the same dose for another 2 weeks.
If the ulcer is not completely cured, the dose can be increased to 40 mg once a day for 4 weeks.

For the treatment of gastric ulcers

The usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 4 weeks. If the ulcer has not healed within this time, your doctor may recommend that you continue treatment with the same dose for another 4 weeks.
If the ulcer is not completely cured, the dose can be increased to 40 mg once a day for 8 weeks.
To prevent the recurrence of duodenal and gastric ulcers:
The usual dose is 10 mg and 20 mg once a day, respectively. Your doctor may increase the dose to 40 mg once a day.

For the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers associated with the use of NSAIDs

The usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks.
To prevent the development of duodenal and gastric ulcers associated with the use of NSAIDs:
The usual dose is 20 mg once a day.
For the treatment of ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to prevent their recurrence:
The usual dose is 20 mg once daily for 1 week.
In addition to treatment with Sopral, your doctor will prescribe 2 of the following antibiotics: amoxicillin, clarithromycin and metronidazole.

In case of too much acid in the stomach due to the presence of a formation in the pancreas – Zollinger-Ellison syndrome:
The usual dose is 60 mg once a day.
Your doctor will adjust the dosage according to your needs and will decide how long to take Sopral

Children

For the treatment of GERD symptoms such as burning behind the sternum and return of stomach acid:

Sopral can be taken by children over 1 year of age and weighing more than 10 kg. Your doctor will decide on the exact dose for your child depending on his weight.
For the treatment of ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to prevent their recurrence:
Sopral can be taken by children over 4 years of age.
Your doctor will decide on the exact dose for your child depending on his weight.
In addition to treatment with Sopral, your doctor will prescribe your child 2 of the following antibiotics: amoxicillin, clarithromycin.

How to take this medicine

It is recommended to take Sopral capsules in the morning.
You can take Sopral after a meal or on an empty stomach.

Always stir the solution before drinking (the solution is not clear). Drink the solution immediately or within 30 minutes of preparation.
To make sure you have taken the full amount of medicine, rinse the glass well with half a glass of water, which is also drunk. The solids contain the medicine – do not chew or crush them!

More Information

Like all medicines, Sopral can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects, stop taking Sopral immediately and contact a doctor immediately:

Sudden wheezing, swelling of the lips, tongue and throat or body, rash, loss of consciousness or difficulty swallowing (severe allergic reaction);
Reddening of the skin with blisters or scaling. Blisters and bleeding from the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals are also possible. This may be “Stevens-Johnson syndrome” or “toxic epidermal necrolysis”;

Yellowing of the skin, darkening of the urine and fatigue, which may be symptoms of liver problems.

Unwanted reactions

Common side effects

  • Headache;
  • Effects on the stomach and intestines: diarrhea, stomach pain, constipation, flatulence (flatulence);
  • Nausea or vomiting.

Uncommon side effects

  • Swelling of the legs and ankles;
  • Sleep disorders (insomnia);
  • Dizziness, tingling, tingling sensation, drowsiness;
  • Dizziness (vertigo);
  • Changes in blood liver tests;
  • Skin rash, bullous rash (hives) and itchy skin;
  • General malaise and lack of energy.

Rare side effects

  • Decrease in the number of white blood cells or platelets. This can cause weakness, bruising or increase the risk of infections;
  • Allergic reactions, sometimes very severe, including swelling of the lips, tongue and throat, fever, wheezing;
  • Low levels of sodium in the blood. This can cause weakness, vomiting and cramps;
    Anxiety, confusion or depression;
  • Change of taste;
  • Visual disturbances such as blurred vision;
  • Sudden wheezing or difficulty breathing (bronchospasm);
  • Dry mouth;
  • Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth;
  • An infection called “candidiasis”, which is caused by a fungus and can affect the gut;
  • Liver problems, including jaundice – yellowing of the skin, dark urine and fatigue;
  • Hair loss (alopecia);
  • Skin rashes from sun exposure;
  • Joint pain (arthralgia) or muscle pain (myalgia);
  • Severe kidney problems (interstitial nephritis);
  • Increased sweating.

Very rare side effects

  • Changes in the blood picture, including agranulocytosis (lack of white blood cells);
  • Aggression;
  • Seeing, feeling or hearing things that do not exist (hallucinations);
  • Serious liver problems leading to liver failure and brain damage;
  • Sudden appearance of a rash or blisters and flaking of the skin. This may be associated with fever and joint pain (erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis);
  • Muscle weakness;
  • Breast augmentation in men;
  • Hypomagnesaemia.

Sopral can in very rare cases affect white blood cells, leading to immune deficiency. If you have an infection with symptoms such as fever and a very bad general condition or a fever with symptoms of a local infection, such as pain in the neck, throat or mouth, or difficulty urinating, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. to exclude agranulocytosis (reduced number and absence of white blood cells).

It is important to tell your doctor that you are using Sopral at this time.

Don’t worry about this list of possible side effects. You may not develop any of them. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.