Omeprazole Liquid is intended for the administration in the young population including:
This medicine is in the group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs stop the production of stomach acid. Generally, PPIs are the most effective in controlling the symptoms of GERD and dyspepsia.
Omeprazole Liquid Indicated Use
Omeprazole is used for the treatment of:
Omeprazole Liquid Strength of Formulations
Omeprazole Liquid is usually recommended in the following strengths:
Omeprazole Liquid Common Side Effects
Omeprazole Liquid as a Special Medication
Omeprazole Liquid is classified as a special product in the UK. Special products are unlicensed medications made on an individual basis. It is when there is no licensed medication that may be recommended to meet the needs for the treatment of the patient.
Most pharmacies do not stock Omeprazole Liquid as part of their regular stock as other medications. They order every product once a prescription is brought to the pharmacy. Every Omeprazole is prepared on a separate basis. It may take a few days to process the prescription for Omeprazole liquid, even though it is not unusual to see the next-day delivery. The processing time of special items such as Omeprazole Liquid will vary between pharmacies. Patients can demand a particular flavor of Omeprazole Liquid.
Other factors that need consideration once Omeprazole Liquid is collected from the pharmacy:
On the other hand, since the launch of licensed versions of Omeprazole Liquid, several patients may no longer get the ‘special’ Omeprazole. This might not be a problem for most patients. Still, it is possible for instance that a child does not accept a new formulation. As a licensed formulation of Omeprazole Liquid exists, doctors are needed to prescribe this form of medication in the first case. It is particularly before unlicensed formulation is recommended.
Companies that make ‘special’ Omeprazole require pharmacies to have a letter from a doctor that explains the reason for the necessity for unlicensed preparation rather than licensed preparation. The need cannot be simply a clinical need, such as patients need medicine as they suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Omeprazole Liquid Alternative
Lansoprazole is another PPI that is used for the same conditions as Omeprazole. Lansoprazole most commonly is prescribed as gastro-resistant capsules. On the other hand, an orodispersible form of Lansoprazole medicine also exists:
Orodispersible tablets disperse rapidly once placed on the tongue. The above orodispersible tablets can be placed in water and managed with an oral syringe. It is important to follow the directions on dosage and preparation.