Losec MUPS Tablets
- Short term (4-5 day) Treatment
- ONCE or TWICE daily as required
- See GP if symptoms persist
Losec MUPS tablets Online
Losec MUPS is a proton pump inhibitor which is used in the treatment of indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease which is more commonly known as acid reflux it also has several other indications. The most common alternative is ranitidine which is an histamine-2 blocker.
How does Losec MUPS work?
Losec MUPS works by acting on cells in the stomach causing them to release less gastric acid which in turn reduces symptoms.
NOTE: This medication should be taken for a maximum of 4-5 days. If symptoms persist after this time, please see your GP, as the symptoms require investigation. Acid reflux medications can mask the symptoms of more serious conditions, such as esophageal cancer.
|Omeprazole / Losec||Ranitidine / Zantac|
|Ingredient||Omeprazole 10 or 20mg||Ranitidine 150 or 300mg|
|Mechanism of Action||PPI - reduces acid in stomach||H2 Blocker - reduces acid in stomach|
|Common Side Effects||Diarrhoea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.||Diarrhoea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.|
|Dosage||One tablet up to twice daily as required||One tablet up to twice daily as required|
Side Effects of Losec MUPS Tablets
As with all medications, there are some side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some of the sides effects associated with Losec MUPS are stomach ache, headache, and agitation.
A full list of side effects can be seen in the patient information leaflet and it is always advised you read this prior to taking any medication.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
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