Omerprazole is a common misspelling of omeprazole.
What is omeprazole (omerprazole)?
Omeprazole (omerprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Omeprazole (omerprazole) is used to treat heartburn or irritation of the esophagus caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It may also be used for short-term treatment of ulcers of the stomach or small intestines. Omeprazole (omerprazole) may also be used to treat conditions that cause your body to make too much stomach acid (eg, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).
Combined with the antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin) (and sometimes with the antibiotic amoxicillin as well), omeprazole (omerprazole) is also used to treat patients whose ulcers are caused by infection with the germ H. pylori.
Omeprazole (omerprazole) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Omeprazole (omerprazole) side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, rash and dizziness. Nervousness, abnormal heartbeat, muscle pain, weakness, leg cramps, and water retention occur infrequently.
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