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Brand name: Acimax TM

Active ingredients: omeprazole

What it is used for

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). 1. Symptomatic GORD. The relief of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GORD. 2. Erosive oesophagitis. The treatment and prevention of relapse. Peptic Ulcers. 1. The treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcer. 2. Combination therapy for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. 3. The treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers and erosions associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. 4. The prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers and erosions associated with non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients assessed at being high risk of gastroduodenal ulcer or complications of gastroduodenal ulcer. 5. long-term prevention of relapse in gastric and duodenal ulceration, in patients proven to be Helicobacter pylori negative, in whom eradication is inappropriate, e.g. the elderly, or ineffective. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. The treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. INDICATIONS AS AT 6 DECEMBER 1999: Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). 1. Symptomatic GORD. The relief of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GORD. 2. Erosive oesophagitis. The treatment and prevention of relapse. Peptic Ulcers. 1. The treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcer. 2. Combination therapy for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. 3. The treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers and erosions associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. 4. The prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers and erosions associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients assessed as being at high risk of gastroduodenal ulcer or complications of gastroduodenal ulcer. 5. Long-term prevention of relapse in gastric and duodenal ulceration, in patients proven to be Helicobacter pylori negative, or in whom eradication is inappropriate, e.g. the elderly, or ineffective. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. The treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A pink, oblong, biconvex, film-coated tablet with the Losec logo on one side and 20mg on the other.

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient omeprazole

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Take 30-60 minutes before meals.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on December 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient omeprazole

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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