How does Losec work?
Losec contains the ingredient omeprazole. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. Stomach acid is produced as part of the digestive process in the abdomen. The stomach lining is guarded by a coat that resists the acid attack. When this layer is harmed, or there is a build up of stomach acid, a peptic ulcer can evolve on the stomach lining.
When acid is produced in the tummy it can reverse back into the foodpipe. This process is known as gastro-oesophageal reflux or acid reflux. This function can result in a burning sensation (heartburn) or cause reflux oesophagitis.
How do I take Losec?
Losec tablets can be taken with or without food or as directed by your doctor. The usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 4 to 8 weeks depending on what condition you are treating. Swallow the tablets whole with water and it’s best not to chew or crush the tablets. By chewing the tablets they may not be as effective.
All medicines do have side effects associated with taking them however not everyone will suffer from them. All medication will come with side effect information from the manufactures. It is also best you talk to your doctor if you have any concerns as they may be able to change the dose you are currently taking or change medications. Common side effects include:
- Skin reaction
- Excess gas
- Stomach aches and cramps
Please see your doctor for more information and to check if the medication conflicts with any existing medical conditions or medications you are currently taking.
How do I buy Losec online?
It’s easy! First you need to obtain a valid prescription through an online consultation to purchase Losec as it is a prescription medication. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved the medication will be sent out to you.