Losec 10mg Tablets 30
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LOSEC TABLETS - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
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What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some of the common questions people ask about Losec Tablets. It does not contain all the information that is
known about Losec Tablets.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor will have weighed the risks of you taking Losec Tablets against the benefits
they expect it will have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine. You may need to read it again.
What Losec Tablets are used for
Losec Tablets are used to treat peptic ulcers. Depending on the position of the ulcer it is called a gastric or duodenal ulcer.
A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach. A duodenal ulcer occurs in the duodenum which is the tube leading out from the stomach.
These ulcers can be caused by too much acid being made in the stomach.
Losec Tablets are also used to help stop gastric or duodenal ulcers coming back.
Peptic Ulcers Associated with Helicobacter pylori Infection
Most people who have a peptic ulcer also have a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori in their stomach. When Losec Tablets are
taken with antibiotics, they will kill Helicobacter pylori and let your peptic ulcer heal. When Losec Tablets are taken together with
two antibiotics, they are more effective than taken one or two at a time. It is possible that the antibiotics may not always kill
Peptic Ulcers Associated with Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Some peptic ulcers are caused by taking medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These medicines are commonly
taken to treat joint disease or arthritis. Losec Tablets are also used to heal and prevent ulcers associated with NSAIDs.
Losec Tablets are used to treat the symptoms of reflux oesophagitis or reflux disease. This can be caused by "washing back"
(reflux) of food and acid from the stomach into the food pipe (oesophagus).
Reflux can cause a burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat, also known as heartburn.
Losec Tablets are also used to help stop reflux oesophagitis coming back or relapsing.
Losec Tablets are also used to treat a rare condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, where the stomach produces large
amounts of acid, much more than in ulcers or reflux disease.
How Losec Tablets work
Losec Tablets are a type of medicine called a proton-pump inhibitor.
Losec Tablets work by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach, to give relief of symptoms and allow healing to take
place. This does not stop food being digested in the normal way.
Your doctor will have explained why you are being treated with Losec Tablets and told you what dose to take.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for another use. Ask your doctor if you want more information.
There is no evidence that Losec Tablets are addictive.
Before you use Losec Tablets
When you must not use it
Do not use Losec Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless your doctor says so. Ask your doctor about the risks and
We do not know if it is safe for you to take it while you are pregnant. It may affect your baby.
It is not known if your baby can take in Losec Tablets from breast milk if you are breastfeeding.
Do not use Losec Tablets after the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack.
It may have no effect at all, or worse, an entirely unexpected effect if you take it after the expiry date.
Do not use Losec Tablets if the packaging is torn or shows
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Losec 10mg Tablets 60 (2 x 30) Authority Script
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