What is Merazol?
Merazol is one of the acid secreting channel blocking drugs. This medicine prevents heartburn and pain
Stomach acid is one of the most important defense lines of the body, which prevents it if a virus or bacteria enters the body. This acid is very strong and destroys all the substances in its path, but it does not harm the stomach itself. This is due to the protective layers of the stomach. But if stomach acid damages the stomach, it should be prevented. Omeprazole is one of the drugs made for this purpose.
Medicines of the Merazol family are activated in cases where the stomach acid has increased or is harming the body and prevents the formation of acid.
Merazol is used to treat some stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux or stomach ulcers). Omeprazole belongs to the class of protein pump inhibitor drugs (PPIs). Other drugs in this category include; Pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, s-omeprazole.
This medication reduces your stomach acid and treats symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and a persistent cough. Also, this drug is used to heal the damage that stomach acid has done to the stomach and prevents heartburn and possibly prevents esophageal cancer.
What is Merazol tablets for?
Those who have the following problems can get help from Merazol;
- Stomach inflammation
- Inflammation and sore throat and esophagus
- A condition in which a lot of acid is produced in the stomach
- Stomach infection
Types of Merazol
1. Omeprazole syrup
Omeprazole syrup is prescribed for babies and children, and its use is more important at a young age. Omeprazole 20 syrup is used for inflammation, sore throat or stomach in babies. You can give this syrup to the baby with a special cup half an hour before the meal.
2. Sachet S Omeprazole
S-omeprazole granule sachet is a powder that is mixed in some water and then eaten. Usually, this sachet is prescribed for gastric ulcer patients for 7 days and twice a day. Those who have severe reflux can use this sachet for up to 1 month. This sachet has 10 and 20 doses.
3. What is omeprazole ampoule for?
Omeprazole ampoule is prescribed for injections for about 20 to 30 minutes and has a colorless and odorless solution. In fact, the solution of this drug must enter the body through the serum.
4. What is omeprazole capsule for?
Omeprazole capsule is the most common and usual form of this drug and is available to all patients.
How to take Merazol
Before starting to take Omeprazole, read the medication guide inside the box carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
This drug is taken orally, as prescribed by the doctor, and usually once a day before meals.
The dosage of Omeprazole depends on the patient’s medical condition and his body’s response to the drug.
In children, this dose also depends on their weight.
Do not increase your dosage and do not take this medicine more than prescribed by your doctor. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Do not break the tablet of this medicine, do not cut it in half and do not chew it and swallow it whole with a glass of water.
If needed, other antacids may be taken with this medicine. If you are taking sucralfate, take omeprazole at least 30 minutes before sucralfate.
When is the time to take Merazol?
The best time to take Omeprazole is before food. You should take this medicine before eating a meal.
Taking Omeprazole at regular times will make you get the most out of it.
To help you remember, take this medicine at the same time each day, and if you feel better, continue taking this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you.
If you use this medicine as a self-medication, do not take it for more than 14 days except in the cases recommended by the doctor.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
If you take this medicine as a self-medication and your heartburn does not go away after 14 days, see a doctor.
If you need to take this medicine more than once every 4 months, inform your doctor.
The risk of side effects of this drug increases in case of long-term use, consult your doctor about how long you should take this drug.
Call 911 if you feel you have serious medical problems.
What are the uses of Merazol?
1. Stomach infection
One of the uses of Omeprazole capsules or tablets is when someone gets a stomach infection. Antibiotics along with some antacids such as omeprazole are prescribed to treat stomach infection.
Those who suffer from gastritis know how annoying and uncomfortable the pain is. Omeprazole can be used to treat such pain.
3. stomach ache
Sometimes stomach pain can be caused by stomach ulcer or gastritis. Any of these can be treated with omeprazole. Stomach pain is reduced by using antacids such as omeprazole.
Another condition that can be improved with omeprazole is heartburn caused by acid reflux. This condition can be treated with drugs that reduce acid production or neutralize acid.
5. stomach reflex
Some people suffer from gastric reflux and this problem disrupts their life. Omeprazole is one of the treatments considered to improve gastric reflux. Other drugs that are used to improve gastric reflux are stomach acid neutralizing drugs such as famotidine.
Sometimes burping is caused by indigestion. Those who experience indigestion can be improved with omeprazole.
Stomach ulcer is usually caused by stomach infection and inflammation. One of the treatments used for stomach ulcers is the use of omeprazole or one of the antacids.
Merazol and blood pressure
Omeprazole does not increase blood pressure, but it reduces stomach acid. Stomach acid, if reduced, can interfere with the absorption of many drugs. One of these drugs may be blood pressure drugs. If their absorption decreases, you may face problems such as high blood pressure.
Drowsiness and shortness of breath
Symptoms of indigestion and gastric reflux include shortness of breath. Shortness of breath caused by gastric reflux can be treated with omeprazole. Usually, people whose stomach acid goes back into the esophagus cannot sleep easily at night and have shortness of breath, which Omeprazole plays an important role in reducing these symptoms.
side effects of merazol
Taking omeprazole may lead to side effects such as;
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.
If your doctor has prescribed Omeprazole for you, be sure that its benefits outweigh its harms. It is also important to know that most people who have taken Omeprazole have not experienced serious side effects.
Serious side effects of merazol
Some complications may be signs of serious medical problems. If you see signs of serious problems such as;
Difficulty or pain in swallowing food
Constant chest pain
Persistent wheezing (especially with heartburn)
Complications of low blood magnesium levels (such as irregular or slow or rapid heartbeat, persistent muscle cramps and seizures)
Lupus symptoms (such as rashes on the nose and lips, worsening joint pain or new joint pain)
If you experience severe symptoms, call your doctor immediately.
Protein pump inhibitor drugs such as omeprazole cause vitamin B-12 deficiency. The risk of this happening increases if you take this medicine every day for a long time (more than 3 years). If the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency are like;
Ulcers on the tongue
Burning or numbness in hands and feet
Call a doctor immediately if you feel it.
Rare side effects of Merazol
This drug rarely causes a severe intestinal disease (diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile bacteria). If such a problem occurs, do not use antidiarrheal drugs or pain relievers because your condition may worsen, so if you experience complications such as severe and continuous diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramps, fever, and blood in stool, contact your doctor immediately.
It is important to know that a serious allergic reaction to Omeprazole is rare. However, if a serious allergic reaction such as;
Swelling (especially in the face, tongue, and throat)
experienced, seek emergency medical help immediately. Considering that the list of complications is not complete, you may encounter a complication that is not mentioned. In these cases, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Side effects of Merazol tablets in the long term
If you take this medicine for a long time, for example more than 3 years, you may show symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency in the body. In such cases, you must consult a doctor.
Merazol for children
Children may face the side effects of this drug, especially;
Nasal, throat and respiratory tract infections
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What are the dangerous side effects of Merazol?
Omeprazole has dangerous side effects that include the following;
Decreased vitamin B12
Stomach pain and inflammation of the stomach
Precautions for using Merazol
Before taking this medicine, if you are allergic to omeprazole or other antacids such as lansoprazole, esomeprazole and pantoprazole, or if you have any other allergies, inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Omeprazole may contain inactive ingredients that cause allergies or other problems.
Before taking omeprazole, be sure to consult your doctor about your medical history, especially liver problems and lupus.
Long-term or high-dose protein pump inhibitors such as omeprazole may increase the risk of bone fractures. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about ways to prevent osteoporosis, such as taking calcium tablets (calcium citrate) and vitamin D supplements.
If you miss a dose of Omeprazole, take it as soon as possible. But if you remember that you have not taken the medicine close to the next dose, there is no need to take twice the medicine and just take the prescribed dose.
To properly store Omeprazole, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and moisture and out of the reach of children, and do not store it in the bathroom.
Be careful not to use expired medicine.
Also, before performing any surgery, inform your doctor about the use of this drug and other prescribed and non-prescribed drugs and herbal products.
Use of Merazol in pregnancy and breastfeeding
During pregnancy, this medicine should be taken only when you need it and the doctor has prescribed it for you. Consult your doctor about the benefits and risks of this drug.
This drug is transmitted through breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor about this before breastfeeding your baby.
Merazol drug interactions with other drugs
Some drugs that interact with omeprazole. These drugs include cilostazol, clopidogrel, methotrexate (if used in high doses), rifampin, and gerbil.
Some drugs require stomach acid for complete digestion and absorption, and omeprazole reduces stomach acid and may change the effects of these drugs. These drugs include;
Atazanavir, erlotinib and nelfinavir
Azole drugs such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, and pesaconazole
Pazopanib and rilpivirine
Omeprazole is very similar to esomeprazole. Therefore, do not use medicines that contain esomeprazole while taking omeprazole. Also, this drug may affect some medical tests and cause wrong results. Be sure to inform the laboratory staff and doctors about the use of this medicine before the test.
Merazol overdose symptoms
According to WebMD, if you experience symptoms of an overdose of this drug, such as fainting and breathing problems, call emergency medical services immediately. This medicine is prescribed for your current condition and do not use it in other cases without your doctor’s permission. Overdose symptoms can include;
An abnormally fast heartbeat that requires emergency medical services.
If the doctor has prescribed this drug for long periods of use, it is necessary to have regular medical tests such as magnesium and vitamin B-12 blood levels to check the improvement process and side effects. It is recommended to attend all scheduled medical or laboratory meetings.
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