Treats frequent heartburn, occurring 2 or more days a week
Not intended for immediate relief of heartburn; this drug may take 1 to 4 days for full effect
Basic Care Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablets 20 mg is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI). PPIs deactivate the pumps in the stomach lining from producing acid, significantly inhibiting acid production (and its overproduction) at the source. PPIs are available over-the-counter or as a prescription to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive esophagitis. These products may take one to four days to work initially and are not indicated for immediate relief of frequent heartburn. Over-the-counter PPIs should be used as a 14-day course of treatment every four months. You should not take PPIs for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor. Made in Israel.
Understanding Heartburn - Heartburn is a painful, burning sensation in the lower chest or throat that occurs when stomach acid backs up (or 'refluxes') and irritates the sensitive lining of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. Normally, the lower esophageal sphincter acts like a trapdoor, letting food down into the stomach, while preventing stomach acids from coming back up into the esophagus. When it becomes too relaxed, it can allow stomach acid to flow backward into the esophagus, resulting in heartburn.
Who Gets Heartburn? 60 million American adults are affected by heartburn, with an estimated 30 million adults suffering from frequent heartburn* (defined as heartburn that occurs two or more days per week). *Data extrapolated from a Harris Interactive study conducted for Perrigo in 2007.
Tips For Preventing Heartburn
Do not lie flat or bend over after eating
Do not wear tight-fitting clothing around the stomach
Do not eat before bedtime
Raise the head of your bed
Avoid heartburn-causing foods such as rich, spicy, fatty or fried foods, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and certain fruits and vegetables
Eat slowly and avoid big meals
If overweight, lose weight
If you smoke, quit smoking
Directions - For adults 18 years of age and older. This product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days. It may take 1 to 4 days for full effect; some people get complete relief of symptoms within 24 hours.14-Day Course of Treatment: swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water before eating in the morning; take every day for 14 days; do not take more than 1 tablet a day; do not use for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor; swallow whole. Do not chew or crush tablets. Repeated 14-Day Courses (if needed): you may repeat a 14-day course every 4 months; do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor. Children under 18 years of age: ask a doctor. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition. Other information: Read the directions and warnings before use. Keep the carton. It contains important information. Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F) and protect from moisture. Use: Treats frequent heartburn (occurs 2 or more days a week). Not intended for immediate relief of heartburn; this drug may take 1 to 4 days for full effect.