Omeprazole (Also known as Losec®, Losec MUPS®)
Omeprazole reduces the amount of acid in the stomach, which reduces the symptoms of GORD as it is the acid coming back up the food pipe that causes pain & discomfort.
Your doctor will work out the amount of omeprazole (the dose) that is right for your child. The dose will be shown on the medicine label.
What are the side effects of omeprazole?
The evidence to date suggests that omeprazole behaves similarly in children compared to adults. The following list is some of the known side effects in adults. A complete list and full details about this drug can be found by clicking the “Summary of product characteristics”.
Common side effects(may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon side effects(may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Rare side effects(may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)