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Omeprazole

POM
Read time: 21 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Omeprazole capsules are indicated in:

Adults

• Treatment of duodenal ulcers

• Prevention of relapse of duodenal ulcers

• Treatment of gastric ulcers

• Prevention of relapse of gastric ulcers

• In combination with appropriate antibiotics, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication in peptic ulcer disease

• Treatment of NSAID-associated gastric and duodenal ulcers

• Prevention of NSAID-associated gastric and duodenal ulcers in patients at risk

• Treatment of reflux oesophagitis

• Long-term management of patients with healed reflux oesophagitis

• Treatment of symptomatic gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

• Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Paediatric population

Children over 1 year of age and ≥ 10 kg

• Treatment of reflux oesophagitis

• Symptomatic treatment of heartburn and acid regurgitation in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Adolescents and children over 4 years of age

• In combination with antibiotics in treatment of duodenal ulcer caused by H. pylori

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