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omeprazole

Manufacturer:

Gufic Biosciences

Distributor:

PHARMASIA
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Omeprazole for Injection to be given by intravenous injection over 5 minutes or by intravenous infusion over 20-30 minutes, prophylaxis of acid aspiration: 40 mg completed 1 hour before surgery.
Benign gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux: 40 mg once daily until oral administration. Possible severe peptic ulcer bleeding [unlicensed indication]: initial intravenous infusion of 80 mg then by continuous intravenous infusion, 8 mg/hour for 72 hours.
In patients who are unsuited to receive oral therapy, omeprazole sodium may be given on a short-term basis by intravenous infusion: in a usual dose equivalent to 40 mg of the base over a period of 20 to 30 minutes in 100 mL of sodium chloride 0.9% or glucose 5%. It may also be given by slow intravenous injection. Higher intravenous doses have been given to patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
For parenteral dosage in children, an intravenous dose of 500 micrograms/kg (to a maximum of 20 mg) once daily in children aged 1 month to 12 years. This may be increased to 2 mg/kg (to a maximum of 40 mg) once daily if needed.
Mode of Administration: Intravenous use only.
Reconstitution: Omeprazole for Injection 40 mg should be reconstituted with the solvent provided.
For IV infusion Omeprazole for Injection 40 mg should be reconstituted with 100 mL of sodium chloride 0.9% or glucose 5%.
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