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Concise Prescribing Info
Acid-related dyspepsia, benign gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, H. pylori eradication.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Acid-related dyspepsia 20 mg once a daily for 2-4 wk. Benign gastric ulcer 20 mg once a daily for 8 wk. Duodenal ulcer 20 mg once daily for 4 wk. In severe or recurrent cases, the dose may be increased to 40 mg once daily. GERD 20-40 mg once daily for 4-8 wk. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome 60 mg once daily. May be increased to 60 mg bd if requires. H. pylori eradication Dual therapy (14 days regimen) 2 cap (40 mg) once daily w/ amoxicillin 750 mg bd OR 2 cap (40 mg) once daily w/ clarithromycin tds. Triple therapy (7 days regimen) 1 cap (20 mg) bd w/ amoxicillin 500 mg & metronidazole 400 mg tds OR 1 cap (20 mg) bd w/ clarithromycin 250 mg & metronidazole 400 mg bd OR 1 cap (20 mg) bd w/ amoxicillin 1 g & clarithromycin 500 mg bd.
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Take at least 1 hr before meals. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush. For patients w/ swallowing difficulties, open cap carefully & sprinkle entire contents in a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow immediately, do not chew. Do not store prep for future use.
Special Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, headache, mild diarrhea or constipation, skin allergy.
MIMS Class
Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants
ATC Classification
A02BC01 - omeprazole ; Belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors. Used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Gaster EC cap 20 mg
7 × 20's;7 × 2's
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