Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and sodium bicarbonate combination. The PPI works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. The sodium bicarbonate slows the breakdown of the PPI in the stomach, which helps to increase absorption of the PPI.
This medication is used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or heartburn), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid production.
It may be used in combination with antibiotics to treat certain types of ulcers caused by bacterial infection (H. pylori).
It is also used for preventing/treating damage to the stomach and upper part of the intestine caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
It may be used to decrease the risk of stomach bleeding in severely ill patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions on your prescription label or the package label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate exactly as directed.
Take Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate by mouth on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a eating.
Take Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL). Do not take Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate with other liquids.
Swallow the capsules whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. Do not open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on food.
If you also take an imidazole antifungal (eg, ketoconazole), take it at least 2 hours before taking Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate.
If you also take sucralfate, take this medicine at least 30 minutes before taking sucralfate.
Continue to take Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from light, excess heat, and moisture.
Tell your doctor before taking Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate if:
you have an allergy to Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate or other medicines;
you have or have ever had liver disease;
you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Active ingredients: omeprazole, sodium bicarbonate.