Losec contains the active ingredient Omeprazole which belongs to a group of medicines called “proton pump inhibitors” for the treatment of Acid Reflux. It works by decreasing the amount of acid in your stomach.
Losec is the branded version of Omeprazole. Omeprazole is the active ingredient, which is a Proton Pump Inhibitor.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) reduce the amount of acid made by your stomach. They are commonly used to treat acid reflux and ulcers of the stomach and part of the gut called the duodenum.
Omeprazole is a low cost alternative to Losec, but they work in exactly the same way.
Take ONE capsule daily, preferably same time each morning.
With or Without Food
You can take your capsules with food or on an empty stomach.
Take as Directed
Do NOT exceed more than directed.
Do not chew or crush the capsules. This is because the capsules contain coated pellets which stop the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach.
Do not use medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton.
Keep Away From Children
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 30°C.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects.
Although not everybody gets them and the effects are usually mild to moderate and of a short duration.
Please ensure you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet accompanied with this treatment.
Common Side-Effects Include
We strongly advise that you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet before you take this treatment.