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KITOME 10 MG GASTRO-RESISTANT CAPSULES HARD

Active substance(s): OMEPRAZOLE / OMEPRAZOLE / OMEPRAZOLE

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Kitome 10 mg gastro-resistant capsules, hard
Kitome 20 mg gastro-resistant capsules, hard
Kitome 40 mg gastro-resistant capsules, hard
Omeprazole
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1.
What Kitome is and what it is used for
2.
What you need to know before you take Kitome
3.
How to take Kitome
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Kitome
6.
Contents of the pack and other information

1.

What Kitome is and what it is used for

Kitome contains the active substance omeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton
pump inhibitors’. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces.
Kitome is used to treat the following conditions:
Adults:

‘Gastro-esophageal reflux disease’ (GERD). This is where acid from the stomach escapes into
the gullet (the tube which connects your throat to your stomach) causing pain, inflammation
and heartburn.

Ulcers in the upper part of the intestine (duodenal ulcer) or stomach (gastric ulcer).

Ulcers which are infected with bacteria called ‘Helicobacter pylori’. If you have this condition,
your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and allow the ulcer to heal.

Ulcers caused by medicines called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). Kitome
can also be used to stop ulcers from forming if you are taking NSAIDs.

Too much acid in the stomach caused by a growth in the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison
syndrome).
Children aged over 1 year and ≥ 10 kg

‘Gastro-esophageal reflux disease’ (GERD). This is where acid from the stomach escapes into
the gullet (the tube which connects your throat to your stomach) causing pain, inflammation
and heartburn.
In children, the symptoms of the condition can include the return of stomach contents into the
mouth (regurgitation), being sick (vomiting) and poor weight gain.
Children aged over 4 years and adolescents

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Ulcers which are infected with bacteria called ‘Helicobacter pylori’. If your child has this
condition, your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and allow the ulcer
to heal.

2.

What you need to know before you take Kitome

Do not take Kitome :

if you are allergic to omeprazole or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
section 6).

if you are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors (eg pantoprazole,
lansoprazole, rabeprazole, esomeprazole).

if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for HIV infection)
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Kitome .
Warnings and precautions
Kitome may hide the symptoms of other diseases. Therefore, if any of the following happen to you
before you start taking Kitome or while you are taking it, talk to your doctor straight away:

You lose a lot of weight for no reason and have problems swallowing.

You get stomach pain or indigestion.

You begin to vomit food or blood.

You pass black stools (blood-stained faeces).

You experience severe or persistent diarrhoea, as omeprazole has been associated with a small
increase in infectious diarrhoea.

You have severe liver problems.

If you have ever had a skin reaction after treatment with a medicine similar to Kitome that
reduces stomach acid.
If you get a rash on your skin, especially in areas exposed to the sun tell your doctor as soon as you
can, as you may need to stop your treatment with Kitome. Remember to also mention any other illeffects like pain in your joints.
If you take Kitome on a long-term basis (longer than 1 year) your doctor will probably keep you under
regular surveillance. You should report any new and exceptional symptoms and circumstances
whenever you see your doctor.
Taking a proton pump inhibitor like Kitome , especially over a period of more than one year, may
slightly increase your risk of fracture in the hip, wrist or spine. Tell your doctor if you have
osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids (which can increase the risk of osteoporosis).
Other medicines and Kitome
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other
medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This is because Kitome can affect the
way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on Kitome .
Do not take Kitome if you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:

Ketoconazole, posoconazole, itraconazole or voriconazole (used to treat infections caused by
a fungus)

Digoxin (used to treat heart problems)

Diazepam (used to treat anxiety, relax muscles or in epilepsy)

Phenytoin (used in epilepsy). If you are taking phenytoin, your doctor will need to monitor
you when you start or stop taking Kitome

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Medicines that are used to thin your blood, such as warfarin or other vitamin K blockers.
Your doctor may need to monitor you when you start or stop taking Kitome
Rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis)
Atazanavir (used to treat HIV infection)
Tacrolimus (in cases of organ transplantation)
St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) (used to treat mild depression)
Cilostazol (used to treat intermittent claudication)
Saquinavir (used to treat HIV infection)
Clopidogrel (used to prevent blood clots (thrombi))
Erlotinib (used to treat cancer)
Methotrexate (a chemotherapy medicine used in high doses to treat cancer) – if you are taking
a high dose of methotrexate, your doctor may temporarily stop your Kitome treatment

If your doctor has prescribed the antibiotics amoxicillin and clarithromycin as well as Kitome to treat
ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, it is very important that you tell your doctor about any
other medicines you are taking.
Kitome with food and drink
You should take your capsules preferably without food. They should NOT be chewed or crushed.
They should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Before taking Kitome , tell your doctor if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Your doctor will
decide whether you can take Kitome during this time.
Your doctor will decide whether you can take Kitome if you are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Kitome is not likely to affect your ability to drive or use any tools or machines. Side effects such as
dizziness and visual disturbances may occur (see section 4). If affected, you should not drive or
operate machinery.
Kitome contains Sucrose
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product.
3.

How to take Kitome

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist
if you are not sure.
Your doctor will tell you how many capsules to take and how long to take them for. This will depend
on your condition and how old you are.
The recommended dose is:
To treat symptoms of GERD such as heartburn and acid regurgitation:

If your doctor has found that your food pipe (gullet) has been slightly damaged, the usual dose
is 20 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks. Your doctor may tell you to take a dose of 40 mg for a
further 8 weeks if your gullet has not yet healed.

The usual dose once the gullet has healed is 10 mg once a day.

If your gullet has not been damaged, the usual dose is 10 mg once a day.
To treat ulcers in the upper part of the intestine (duodenal ulcer):

The usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 2 weeks. Your doctor may tell you to take the same
dose for a further 2 weeks if your ulcer has not yet healed.
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If the ulcer do not fully heal, the dose can be increased to 40 mg once a day for 4 weeks.

To treat ulcers in the stomach (gastric ulcer):

The usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 4 weeks. Your doctor may tell you to take the same
dose for a further 4 weeks if your ulcer has not yet healed.

If the ulcer do not fully heal, the dose can be increased to 40 mg once a day for 8 weeks.
To prevent the duodenal and stomach ulcers from coming back:

The usual dose is 10 mg or 20 mg once a day. Your doctor may increase the dose to 40 mg
once a day.
To treat duodenal and stomach ulcers caused by NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs):

The usual dose is 20 mg once a day for 4–8 weeks.
To prevent duodenal and stomach ulcers if you are taking NSAIDs:

The usual dose is 20 mg once a day.
To treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to stop them coming back:

The usual dose is 20 mg Kitome twice a day for one week.

Your doctor will also tell you to take two antibiotics among amoxicillin, clarithromycin and
metronidazole.
To treat too much acid in the stomach caused by a growth in the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison
syndrome):

The usual dose is 60 mg daily.

Your doctor will adjust the dose depending on your needs and will also decide how long you
need to take the medicine for.
Use in children
To treat symptoms of GERD such as heartburn and acid regurgitation:

Children over 1 year of age and with a body weight of more than 10 kg may take Kitome . The
dose for children is based on the child’s weight and the doctor will decide the correct dose.
To treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to stop them coming back:

Children aged over 4 years may take Kitome . The dose for children is based on the child’s
weight and the doctor will decide the correct dose.

Your doctor will also prescribe two antibiotics called amoxicillin and clarithromycin for your
child.
Taking this medicine

It is recommended that you take your capsules in the morning.

You can take your capsules with food or on an empty stomach.

Swallow your capsules whole with half a glass of water. 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. It is important not to damage the pellets.
What to do if you or your child have trouble swallowing the capsules

If you or your child have trouble swallowing the capsules:
- Open the capsules and swallow the contents directly with half a glass of water or put the
contents into a glass of still (non-fizzy) water, any acidic fruit juice (e.g. apple, orange or
pineapple) or apple sauce.
- Always stir the mixture just before drinking it (the mixture will not be clear). Then drink
the mixture straight away or within 30 minutes.

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To make sure that you have drunk all of the medicine, rinse the glass very well with half a
glass of water and drink it. The solid pieces contain the medicine - do not chew or crush
them.

If you take more Kitome than you should
If you take more Kitome than prescribed by your doctor, talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight
away.
If you forget to take Kitome
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your
next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
4.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects, stop taking Kitome and contact a
doctor immediately:

Sudden wheezing, swelling of your lips, tongue and throat or body, rash, fainting or difficulties
in swallowing (severe allergic reaction).

Reddening of the skin with blisters or peeling. There may also be severe blisters and bleeding
in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals. This could be ‘Stevens-Johnson syndrome’ or ‘toxic
epidermal necrolysis’.

Yellow skin, dark urine and tiredness which can be symptoms of liver problems.
Other side effects include:
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

Headache.

Effects on your stomach or gut: diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, wind (flatulence).

Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting).
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

Swelling of the feet and ankles.

Disturbed sleep (insomnia).

Dizziness, tingling feelings such as “pins and needles”, feeling sleepy.

Spinning feeling (vertigo).

Changes in blood tests that check how the liver is working.

Skin rash, lumpy rash (hives) and itchy skin.

Generally feeling unwell and lacking energy.
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)

Blood problems such as a reduced number of white cells or platelets. This can cause weakness,
bruising or make infections more likely.

Allergic reactions, sometimes very severe, including swelling of the lips, tongue and throat,
fever, wheezing.

Low levels of sodium in the blood. This may cause weakness, being sick (vomiting) and
cramps.

Feeling agitated, confused or depressed.

Taste changes.

Eyesight problems such as blurred vision.

Suddenly feeling wheezy or short of breath (bronchospasm).

Dry mouth.

An inflammation of the inside of the mouth.
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An infection called “thrush” which can affect the gut and is caused by a fungus.
Liver problems, including jaundice which can cause yellow skin, dark urine, and tiredness.
Hair loss (alopecia).
Skin rash on exposure to sunshine.
Joint pains (arthralgia) or muscle pains (myalgia).
Severe kidney problems (interstitial nephritis).
Increased sweating.

Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)

Changes in blood count including agranulocytosis (lack of white blood cells).

Aggression.

Seeing, feeling or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations).

Severe liver problems leading to liver failure and inflammation of the brain.

Sudden onset of a severe rash or blistering or peeling skin. This may be associated with a high
fever and joint pains (Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal
necrolysis).

Muscle weakness.

Enlarged breasts in men.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from available data)

Inflammation in the gut (leading to diarrhoea).

If you are on Kitome for more than three months it is possible that the levels of magnesium in
your blood may fall. Low levels of magnesium can be seen as fatigue, involuntary muscle
contractions, disorientation, convulsions, dizziness or increased heart rate. If you get any of
these symptoms, please tell your doctor promptly. Low levels of magnesium can also lead to a
reduction in potassium or calcium levels in the blood. Your doctor may decide to perform
regular blood tests to monitor your levels of magnesium.

Rash, possibly with pain in the joints.
Kitome may in very rare cases affect the white blood cells leading to immune deficiency. If you have
an infection with symptoms such as fever with a severely reduced general condition or fever with
symptoms of a local infection such as pain in the neck, throat or mouth or difficulties in urinating, you
must consult your doctor as soon as possible so that a lack of white blood cells (agranulocytosis) can
be ruled out by a blood test. It is important for you to give information about your medicine at this
time.
Do not be concerned by this list of possible side effects. You may not get any of them. If any of the
side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

5.

How to store Kitome



Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.



Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.



For Al/Al blister:
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Store below 30ºC.
Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture.


PVC-PVDC/Al blister:
Store below 30ºC.
Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture.



For bottles:
Does not require any special storage conditions.
Shelf life after first opening of the bottle: 100 days.
Keep the bottle tightly closed in order to protect from moisture.



Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist
how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the
environment.

6.

Contents of the pack and other information

What Kitome contains
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The active substance is omeprazole. Kitome gastro-resistant capsules, hard contain 10 mg, 20
mg or 40 mg of omeprazole.
The other ingredients are sugar Spheres (sucrose and maize starch), hypromellose (E-464), Talc
(E-553b), titanium dioxide (E-171), disodium phosphate dihydrate (E-339 ii), sodium lauryl
sulphate, polysorbate 80, methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer, triethyl Citrate (E-1505).
Capsule: gelatine, titanium dioxide (E-171), printing ink (black iron oxide (E-172), potassium
hydroxide and shellac). See section 2 Kitome contains Sucrose.

What Kitome looks like and contents of the pack
Kitome 10 mg capsules are opaque white hard gelatine capsule printed “OM 10”, containing

spherical pellets.
Kitome 20 mg capsules are opaque white hard gelatine capsule printed “OM 20”, containing
spherical pellets.
Kitome 40 mg capsules are opaque white hard gelatine capsule printed “OM 40”, containing
spherical pellets.
White HDPE bottle with a cap and a tamper evident ring closure with a desiccant agent: 14, 28, 90 &
100 capsules.
Al/Al blister: 14 & 28 capsules.
PVC-PVDC/Al blister: 14, 28 & 30 capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
DISTRIQUIMICA, S.A.
Avda. Mare de Déu de Montserrat. 221
08041 Barcelona – Spain

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Manufacturer
Laboratorios Dr. Esteve. S.A.
Sant Martí, s/n. Pol. Industrial La Roca
08107 - Martorelles (Barcelona) – Spain
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following
names:
Czech Republic: Omemyl 20 mg, enterosolventní tvrdé tobolky
France: Omeprazol Pensadose 10, 20 mg gélule gastro-résistante
Germany: Omeplis 10, 20, 40 mg magensaftresistente Hartkapseln
Iceland: Omezyl
Ireland: Omeprazole 10, 20 & 40 mg gastro-resistant capsules, hard
Italy: Omeplis
Netherlands: Omecat 10, 20, 40 mg maagsapresistente capsule, hard
Poland: Omeplis 10, 20, 40 mg kapsułka dojelitowa, twarda
Romania: Omeplis 10, 20, 40 mg capsule gastrorezistente
Slovak Republic: Omemyl 20 mg
Spain: Omeprazol cinfa 40 mg cápsula dura gastrorresistente
Sweden: Omezyl
United Kingdom: Kitome 10, 20, 40 mg gastro-resistant capsule, hard
This leaflet was last revised in 04/2016

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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