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Generic: omeprazole-sodium bicarbonate
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It prevents the production of acid in the stomach
               



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What is this medicine?

OMEPRAZOLE; SODIUM BICARBONATE (oh ME pray zol; SOE dee um bye KAR bon ate) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, and inflammation of the esophagus.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • Bartter's syndrome
  • kidney disease
  • history of low levels of calcium, magnesium, or potassium in the blood
  • low salt diet
  • metabolic alkalosis
  • an unusual reaction to omeprazole, sodium bicarbonate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Do not take with other drinks or foods. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew the capsules. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • atazanavir
  • clopidogrel
  • nelfinavir

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antibiotics like ampicillin, clarithromycin, tetracycline
  • antifungals like itraconazole, ketoconazole, and voriconazole
  • antivirals like delavirdine, efavirenz, indinavir, saquinavir
  • certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
  • cyclosporine
  • dasatinib
  • digoxin
  • disulfiram
  • diuretics
  • iron supplements
  • medicines for anxiety, panic, and sleep like diazepam
  • medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • other medicines for stomach acid
  • tacrolimus
  • tolmetin
  • vitamin B12

               
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