Used to treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), gastric and duodenum ulceration and gastritis.
Use in Helicobacter pylori eradication
Omeprazole is combined with the antibiotics clarithromycin and amoxicillin (or metronidazole in penicillin-hypersensitive patients) in the 7–14 day eradication triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori. 4 pics 1 word answers Infection by H. pylori is the causative factor in the majority of peptic ulcers.
Mechanism of Action
Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that suppresses gastric acid secretion by specific inhibition of the H+/K+-ATPase in the gastric parietal cell. By acting specifically on the proton pump, omeprazole blocks the final step in acid production, thus reducing gastric acidity.Google+