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Brand name: Maxor

Maxor is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) omeprazole. On this page you will find out more about Maxor, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: omeprazole

Over 65 years of age?

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.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Maxor 20 mg enteric capsule, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

1. Symptomatic GORD-The relief of heartburn and other symptoms associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). 2. Treatment and prevention of relapse in erosive oesophagitis. 3. Treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcer. 4. Combination therapy for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. 5. Treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers and erosions associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. 6. Prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers and erosions associated with nonsteoridal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients assessed as being at high risk of gastroduodenal ulcer or complications of gastroduodenal ulcer. 7. 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. 8. Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Size 2 hard gelatin capsule with pale pink cap and white body, containing white to pink/beige spherical pellets, and printed "G" and "OE20" in black ink

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Dosage Form Capsule, enteric
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 30 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Heartburn - myDr.com.au

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Treatment for heartburn will depend on how often your heartburn occurs and how much it impacts on your life. Treatments include antacids, medicines or surgery, as well as self-help measures.

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