Losec belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. Losec is the active ingredient.
Losec 20mg Capsules
What is Losec Capsules?
Losec belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. Losec is the active ingredient. Losec is the generic medicinal name and could come in different brands names for example Losec. The only difference between the two is the price, with Losec being more expensive.
How does it work? They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces. This reduces the symptoms of acid reflux by limiting the amount of acid that travels up the food pipe.
How is Losec used?
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. Follow all directions on your prescription label. What are the common side-effects of Losec? Like all medicines, Losec can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
- Effects on your stomach or gut: diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, wind (flatulence), benign polyps in the stomach.
- Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting).
Who can not use Losec?
Do not take? Losec if:
- you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection)
- you have a hypersensitivity to the Losec or to any of the excipients in this product
Please refer to the following Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) to find more information (including side effects) about Losec Capsules.
For Losec PIL, please refer to: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1509.pdf