What is somac tablets used for?
Somac is used to treat and help heal duodenal and gastric 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 of the stomach.
What are the side effects of taking somac?
Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you notice any of the following while taking Somac Heartburn Relief and they worry you:
- headache or dizziness.
- diarrhoea, constipation, nausea or vomiting.
- pain, discomfort or excessive gas in the stomach or bowel.
- mild weakness, tiredness or sleep disturbances.
When is it best to take somac?
The first 40 mg dose should be taken in the morning and the second should be taken before the evening meal for 7 days. Your doctor will prescribe the dose that is right for you.
Is somac same as Nexium?
Proton pump inhibitors (known in Australia by names such as Nexium, Pariet, Losec, Somac and Zoton) work by preventing key pumps in the cells of the stomach that produce stomach acid from working. In stopping the production of stomach acid they help to reduce the inflammation and heal ulcers caused by the stomach acid.
Can I drink coffee with Nexium?
You can eat and drink normally while taking esomeprazole. However, you should avoid foods that seem to make your indigestion worse, such as rich, spicy and fatty foods. You should also cut down on caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola, as well as alcohol.
Can I take esomeprazole long term?
Is it safe to take esomeprazole for a long time? If you take esomeprazole for more than 3 months, the levels of magnesium in your blood may fall. This can make you feel tired, confused, dizzy and cause muscle twitches, shakiness and an irregular heartbeat. If you get any of these symptoms, tell your doctor.
Is it bad to take Nexium long term?
Using Nexium for a long period of time may increase the risk of inflammation of the stomach lining, according to the FDA. At least one study showed long term use of Nexium and other PPIs could also increase the risk of death. The FDA warns that patients should never take Nexium 24HR for more than 14 days at a time.