OMEPRAZOLE AND SODIUM BICRABONATE- omeprazole and sodium bicrabonate capsule 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

MEDICATION GUIDE

Omeprazole and Sodium Bicarbonate Capsules

(oh-ME-pray-zol/SO-dee-um by-KAR-boe-nate), for oral use

What is the most important information I should know about omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules?

Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules may help your acid-related symptoms, but you could still have serious stomach problems. Talk with your doctor.

Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules can cause serious side effects, including:

• A type of kidney problem (acute tubulointerstitial nephritis). Some people who take proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medicines, including omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules, may develop a kidney problem called acute tubulointerstitial nephritis that can happen at any time during treatment with omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules. Call your doctor right away if you have a decrease in the amount that you urinate or if you have blood in your urine.

• Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules contains sodium bicarbonate. Long-term use of bicarbonate with calcium or milk can cause a condition called “milk-alkali syndrome”. Long-term use of sodium bicarbonate can cause a condition called “systemic alkalosis”. Talk to your doctor about any questions you may have.

Too much sodium can cause swelling and weight gain. Tell your doctor if you are on a low-sodium diet or if you have Bartter’s Syndrome (a rare kidney disorder). Tell your doctor right away if you have confusion, shaking hands, dizziness, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, and numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs.

• Diarrhea caused by an infection (Clostridium difficile) in your intestines. Call your doctor right away if you have watery stools or stomach pain that does not go away. You may or may not have a fever.

• Bone fractures (hip, wrist, or spine). Bone fractures in the hip, wrist or spine may happen in people who take multiple daily doses of PPI medicines and for a long period of time (a year or longer). Tell your doctor if you have bone fracture, especially in the hip, wrist, or spine.

• Certain types of lupus erythematosus. Lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder (the body’s immune cells attack other cells or organs in the body). Some people who take PPI medicines, including omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules, may develop certain types of lupus erythematosus or have worsening of the lupus they already have. Call your doctor right away if you have new or worsening joint pain or a rash on your cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun.

Talk to your doctor about your risk of these serious side effects.

Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules can have other serious side effects. See “What are the possible side effects of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules?”

What are omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules?

A prescription medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to reduce the amount of acid in your stomach.

Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules are used in adults for:

• up to 8 weeks for the healing of duodenal ulcers.

• up to 8 weeks for the healing of stomach ulcers.

• up to 4 weeks to treat heartburn and other symptoms that happen with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

• up to 8 weeks for the healing and symptom relief of acid-related damage to the lining of the esophagus (called erosive esophagitis or EE). Your doctor may prescribe another 4 weeks of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules in patients whose EE does not heal.

• maintaining healing of EE and to help prevent the return of heartburn symptoms caused by GERD. It is not known if omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules is safe and effective when used for longer than 12 months for this purpose.

Do not take omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules if you are:

• allergic to omeprazole, any other PPI medicine, or any of the ingredients in omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules.

• taking a medicine that contains rilpivirine, used to treat HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).

Before taking omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

• have low magnesium, calcium, or potassium levels in your blood.

• have problems with the acid-base (pH) balance in your body.

• have liver problems.

• have heart failure.

• are on a low-sodium diet.

• have Bartter’s syndrome (a rare kidney problem).

• are of Asian descent and have been told that your body’s ability to break down (metabolize) omeprazole is poor or if your genotype called CYP2C19 is not known.

• are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules will harm your unborn baby.

• are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate can pass into your breast milk. Talk with your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

digoxin (Lanoxin)rifampin (Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane, Rifadin)
clopidogrel (Plavix) methotrexate
St. John’s wort (Hypericumperforatum)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines, if you are not sure. Know the medicines that you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules?
What are the possible side effects of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules? Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules can cause serious side effects, including:


• See“What is the most important information I should know about omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules?”

Low vitamin B-12 levels in your body can happen in people who have taken omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules for a long time (more than 3 years). Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of low vitamin B-12 levels, including shortness of breath, lightheadedness, irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, pale skin, feeling tired, mood changes, and tingling or numbness in the arms and legs.

Low magnesium levels in your body can happen in people who have taken omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules for at least 3 months. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of low magnesium levels, including seizures, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, jitteriness, muscle aches or weakness, and spasms of hands, feet or voice.

• Stomach growths (fundic gland polyps). People who take PPI medicines for a long time have an increased risk of developing a certain type of stomach growths called fundic gland polyps, especially after taking PPI medicines for more than 1 year.

The most common side effects of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules include:

• headache• diarrhea
• abdominal pain• vomiting
• nausea • gas

These are not all the possible side effects of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

How should I store omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules?

Keep omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules and all medicines out of the reach of children.  

General information about the safe and effective use of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules for any condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can also ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules?

Active ingredients: omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate

Inactive ingredients in omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules, for oral use: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium and sodium stearyl fumarate.

Each hard gelatin capsule contains: FD&C Blue No.1 (for 40 mg) FD&C Red No.40 (for 40 mg), gelatin, sodium lauryl sulfate and titanium dioxide. White Imprinting Ink contains: Potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, shellac, strong ammonia solution and titanium dioxide. Blue Imprinting Ink contains: FD&C Blue no.2 aluminum lake, propylene glycol, shellac, strong ammonia solution.    

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Revised: 1220

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Revised: 12/2020
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