Q: What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting this medication?
A: There are studies that link omeprazole to stomach cancer. Therefore, it is important to share if you have any personal or family history of stomach cancer. It is also important for you to share information on history of HIV or AIDS, liver cirrhosis or other critical conditions that you are suffering from. Also, disclose all the ongoing medications or supplements that you are taking to your doctor .
Q: What is best time to take this medicine?
A: It is recommended that you take your medicine in the morning with an empty stomach.
Q: Is it ok to take Omez 40mg Tab for a long time?
A: This medicine only controls acid production in the stomach and does not affect the acid/alkaline balance of the body. The drug has been in use for some for years and appears to be safe for a long-term use. Most of the diseases that Omez 40mg Tab is prescribed for (e.g. ulcers, esophagitis) take longer than two weeks for their remediation.
Q: Can I drink coffee with Omez 40mg Tab?
A: Your doctor may advise you to limit the number of drinks which contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, cocoa and cola drinks because they contain ingredients that may irritate your stomach. Hence, eat smaller and more frequent meals.
Q: Can I take this medicine with antibiotics?
A: Yes, it can be taken along with the antibiotics if your doctor has prescribed it to you. This medicine is also given together with antibiotics (usually clarithromycin plus metronidazole or amoxicillin) to help eradicate a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori from the stomach of people with a duodenal ulcer or inflammation of the stomach (gastritis).