Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (omeprazole) can be used for the treatment of reflux symptoms which include heartburn and acid reflux
• The first branded Omeprazole 20mg available over the counter for up to 24 hour confidence in heartburn control • Can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding • One tablet provides relief for up to 24 hours • Can be taken with or without food
Warnings or Restrictions
Tell your doctor before taking this medicine, if: • You are due to have a specific blood test (Chromogranin A) • You are due to have an endoscopy or a urea breath test • Your body does not absorb vitamin B12 (cobalamin) very well This medicine should not be used by children and adolescents under 18 years of age. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This is because this medicine can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on these tablets
The active substance is omeprazole. Pyrocalm Control Tablets contain 20 mg of omeprazole. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, sodium starch glycolate, sodium stearyl fumarate, sodium stearate, hypromellose acetate succinate, brownish pink colour (which contains propylene glycol, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172), hypromellose and yellow iron oxide (E172)), talc, triethyl citrate, monoethanolamine, sodium lauryl sulfate and traces of carnauba wax
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Product code: 810569
Outer pack card – widely recycled Information leaflet paper – widely recycled Blister packaging – not currently recycled. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.
The recommended dose is one 20 mg tablet once a day for up to 14 days. Contact your doctor if you are not free from symptoms after this period. It might be necessary to take the tablets for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms. Do not take more than the recommended dose (one 20mg tablet a day) even if you don’t feel an improvement immediately. When your reflux symptoms have gone completely you should stop taking this medicine. • It is recommended that you take these tablets in the morning. • You can take the tablets with food or on an empty stomach. • Swallow the tablets whole with half a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the tablets. This is because the tablets are coated with enteric coating which stops the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. The tablets release the active ingredient in the intestine, where it is absorbed by your body to give an effect
Tips & Advice
Heartburn can be a result of eating too much, eating high fat food, eating too quickly and drinking lots of alcohol. You may notice that when you lie down your heartburn gets worse. If you are overweight or smoke you increase the chance of suffering from heartburn. What can I do to help relieve my symptoms? • Try to avoid spicy and fatty foods and large meals late before bedtime. • Avoid fizzy drinks, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. • Eat slowly and eat smaller portions. • Try to lose weight. • Stop smoking.