Losec MUPS

  • Effective treatment for Acid Reflux
  • Can treat Heartburn, Indigestion and gastrointestinal ulcers
  • Stops the production of stomach acid
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What is Losec?

Losec is the brand name for omeprazole, which is a prescription medication used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acid reflux.

Losec contains the active ingredient omeprazole, which inhibits the activity of the proteins known as proton pumps; these pumps produce stomach acid. It is part of a group of medicines that are called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

You can buy Losec either in the form of capsules or as a multiple unit pellet system (Losec MUPS).

The 20mg (28 capsules) dosage is available for next day delivery at Medicine Direct's online pharmacy.

What is Losec used for?

Losec is an effective treatment for anyone suffering from acid reflux, providing a cure for anyone with excessive stomach acid. Excess acid in the stomach can be painful and lead to stomach ulcers or the erosion in the lining of your throat.

As well as treating acid reflux, taking Losec can be used to treat gastrointestinal ulcers and heartburn.

Who can take Losec?

Losec and other omeprazole products are not suitable for everyone. If you have any concerns or doubts, you should contact your pharmacy or speak to your doctor before you take either Losec MUPS or tablets.

If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding, it is not recommended that you take Losec.

Losec can interact with several different medicines, please refer to our Warnings and Drug Interactions tab for the full list of medicines that can have an adverse effect when taken with Losec.

Do not take this medicine without speaking to your doctor if you have any of the following allergies:

  • An allergy to any other medicines, preservatives, foods or dyes
  • Any medicine which contains a proton pump inhibitor
  • Any ingredients listed in the medicine's leaflet
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of blood
  • You are allergic to omeprazole or any other ingredients in Losec
  • If you are taking any other medicines, prescribed or not
  • If you have any liver problems

Possible side effects

As is the case with all medicines, omeprazole medicines do have the risk of certain side effects.

Losec is considered a safe drug to take and most people who use it will not experience any adverse effects from the medicine. For those who do experience an adverse effect, they are usually mild and will not last for very long.

Common side effects when using Losec include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Wind
  • Feeling sick
  • Being sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Difficulty in falling asleep

You may also develop an itchy or lumpy rash on your skin. Losec may cause swelling in your feet or ankles.

If these symptoms persist, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Please refer to our Side Effects tab for the full list of more serious reactions you may experience while taking Losec. If any of these symptoms appear, you are advised to contact 999 or go to A&E immediately, especially if you display symptoms of a severe allergic reaction.

Losec Dosage

Unless instructed differently by your doctor, you should take omeprazole medication once a day, preferably in the morning. Always read the patient information leaflet before taking any medicine.

For adults:

Take one dose of 20mg each day. This may vary from between 10mg and 40mg each day, depending on the severity of the condition you are being treated for.

For children:

Children with reflux oesophagitis, and who weigh 10-20kg, will usually be prescribed 10mg once a day.

For children who weigh more than 20kg, the recommended dose is 20mg.

Losec (omeprazole) capsules should be swallowed whole and taken with a glass of water.

If you have trouble swallowing capsules whole, you can open the capsule up over an empty glass and suspend it in a slightly acidic drink, such as fruit juice or yogurt, and take within 30 minutes.

Do not chew or crush the capsules as this will render the medicine ineffective.

Most people will experience the benefit of this medicine within the first hour after taking it, but it should be noted that in some cases it can take up to four days for the full effects to take hold. If your symptoms have not been alleviated by this time, we advise you to go back to your doctor for advice.

Losec can be taken with or without food, but try to take it at the same time each day. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, then go back to taking it at your regular time the next day.

Do not take two doses in the same day.

Losec FAQ's

What is Losec?

Losec is the brand name for omeprazole, which is a treatment for gastroesophageal reflux. It can also be used in cases of heartburn, indigestion and gastrointestinal ulcers. It is fast acting and provides effective relief from these conditions.

How does omeprazole relieve acid reflux/indigestion?

This medicine is one of the most effective at treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, meaning it prevents the proton pumps in your body from creating stomach acid. This acid can create reflux, indigestion and stomach ulcers. You should start to feel the effects of this medicine working immediately.

How soon does omeprazole take effect?

Omeprazole will start to work immediately, although it can take up to four days for the medicine to be completely effective. If your acid reflux symptoms have not been alleviated by that point, you should return to your doctor and seek their guidance.

Who is not suitable for omeprazole?

Please refer to our Warnings and Drug Interactions tab for full details. More information can also be found on the main page for this product.

Can I buy Losec over the counter?

This medicine is available to be bought over the counter when it has been prescribed by a doctor.

Are there any drugs which might interact with omeprazole?

Please see our Warnings and Drug Interactions tab for the list of medicines which may interact with omeprazole products such as Losec.

Are there any warnings or special precautions for use?

ys read the patient information leaflet thoroughly for comprehensive instructions. Speak to your doctor if you are unsure of anything.

Is omeprazole safe in pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Omeprazole products such as Losec are not recommended for anyone who is currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.

When would taking omeprazole become an emergency?

In the event of an emergency, you should call 999 or go to your local A&E immediately. You may require treatment in hospital.

Can I buy omeprazole online?

You can purchase Losec from a registered pharmacy. Medicine Direct's online pharmacy stocks Losec 20 mg. This is available with next day delivery. Please note, this medicine is only available on prescription.

Is it safe to purchase Losec online?

Losec can be bought online safely when purchased at a registered online pharmacy like Medicine Direct. You should only purchase this medicine after it has been prescribed by a doctor.

What does the price include?

Losec 20mg is available at Medicine Direct's online pharmacy for £28.99. For this price, you will receive 28 capsules, which should be taken in accordance with your doctor's instructions.

What are the advantages of buying Losec online?

When you purchase this medicine at an online pharmacy, you will have received a consultation with a certified doctor, who will prescribe the dosage they believe is best suited to treat your condition. At Medicine Direct, our delivery service is very fast, meaning your order will be with you swiftly, so you can begin to cure your ailment as quickly as possible.

How do I cope with Losec side effects?

Most people do not experience any negative effects when taking this medicine. Most side effects are mild and do not last for very long. If your symptoms persist, you should speak to your doctor; for serious reactions, call 999 or go to A&E immediately. Full information can be found under our Side Effects tab.

Can I take Losec with over the counter antacids?

Antacids like Gaviscon are safe to take with Losec, but you should leave a gap of at least 2 hours between them.

Can I drink alcohol when taking Losec?

It is safe to drink alcohol in moderation when taking these capsules. However, you may find that alcohol causes you to feel dizzy or make your symptoms feel worse.

Losec Side Effects

Common side effects of Losec can be found on the main page. It is rare to experience an adverse effect to an acid reflux treatment such as omeprazole, but more serious reactions could include:

  • Yellow skin, tiredness or dark urine (possible signs of liver problems)
  • Joint pain and a red skin rash (Could be signs of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, which can occur if you have been taking omeprazole for a prolonged period)
  • Fever
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Pins and needles
  • Increase in sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Sore or dry mouth
  • Increase in breast size (men)
  • Depression or mood changes
  • Confusion
  • Hair loss
  • Tremor

If you experience any of these effects, you should contact your doctor straight away.

In very rare cases, it is possible to have a serious allergic reaction to Losec. You should call 999 or go to A&E immediately if you experience any of the below:

  • Wheezing
  • A skin rash which is red, swollen, peeling, itchy or blistered
  • Swelling of the mouth, lips, face, tongue or throat
  • Tightness in the chest or throat
  • Difficulty in breathing or speaking

You should always read the information leaflet thoroughly before taking any medicines.

Losec Warnings and drug interactions

Pay close attention to all of the below warnings to ensure Losec is an appropriate medicine for you to use.

As with all medicines, you should read the information contained within your medication very carefully before taking it.

Omeprazole capsules are not suitable for anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients used within the medicine. You should also not take it if you are allergic to any other PPI medicines, such as lansoprazole, pantoprazole or esomeprazole.

Do not use Losec if you are taking any medicines to treat HIV which contain nelfinavir.

You must inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • HIV medicines
  • St John's Wort
  • Vitamin K blockers, such as warfarin
  • Epilepsy medication
  • Tacrolimus
  • Digoxin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Corticosteroids
  • Anti-fungal medicines
  • Rifampicin
  • Methotrexate

Omeprazole products like Losec can also cause complications when you have other conditions.

Speak to your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Blood in your vomit
  • Blood in your stools
  • Liver problems
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Develop stomach pain or indigestion

Losec Ingredients

Each Losec capsule contains omeprazole 10, 20 or 40 mg as the active ingredient.

Inactive ingredients are: Mannitol (E421), hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose (E 460), lactose-anhydrous, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium phosphate (dibasic dihydrate), as enteric-coated granules in bottles of 30 capsules.

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