Omeprazole in a bottle
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if your child has any of the following conditions. Your doctor will tell you how long to use the antacid. Omeprazole liquid is a grainy liquid and you will see that it settles down at the bottom of the bottle. This information sheet explains what omeprazole does, how to give it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when he or she takes this medicine.
What are the possible side effects of omeprazole? What other important information should you know about omeprazole?
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Give the antacid 20 to 30 minutes before each dose of omeprazole. If you have any questions or want more information about omeprazole, speak to your health care provider. Give the medication to your child. There are some medicines that should not be taken together with omeprazole or in some cases the dose of omeprazole or the other medicine may need to be adjusted. If you leave it out of the fridge for more than 24 hours, then do the following: Make sure that your doctor or pharmacist knows if your child is also taking:.
Let it soak in a bit of water in a medication cup until it is a little softened. It is important that you return the bottle to the refrigerator immediately after each use. Keep out of reach of children. Give this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you, even if your child seems better. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition. If you are using the tablet form and your child cannot swallow the whole tablet or needs only part of a tablet, follow these steps:.
Give the whole tablet or capsule to your child, with water or juice. The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. When do you need to give your child an antacid with omeprazole?
Make sure that your doctor or pharmacist knows if your child is also taking: It may also be used with antibiotics to treat ulcers. Do not mix the omeprazole liquid in any food or drink other than water before giving to your child. The doctor may tell you to use the antacid for the first week that your child gets omeprazole.
Your doctor may ask you to give an antacid to your child before each dose of omeprazole.
Healthcare professionals should not view this website as a prescription consultation service. Before giving omeprazole to your child Tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to omeprazole.
The pink coating on the omeprazole tablet helps protect it from the stomach acid.