- Always take this medicine exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- The recommended dose is one 20mg tablet once a day for up to 14 days. Contact your doctor if you are not symptom free 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 your tablets in the morning. You can take them with food or on a empty stomach.
- Swallow your 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 down by the acid in your stomach. The tablets release release the active ingredient in the intestine where it is absorbed by your body to give an effect.
Active Ingredient: Omeprazole 20mg
Other Ingredients: 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, monoethanolame, sodium lauryl sulfate and traces of carnauba wax.
- Do not take Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets if you do not have symptoms of reflux (e.g. heartburn or acid regurgitation).
- Do not take Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets for more than 14 days without consulting a doctor. If you do not experience relief, or if you experience a worsening of symptoms, consult your doctor.
- Before taking Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Your doctor will decide whether you can take these tablets during this time. Your doctor will decide whether you can take this medicine if you are breastfeeding. There is no evidence that this medicine has any effect on fertility.
- Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets contain lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
- Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets are not likely to affect your ability to drive or use any tools or machines. Side effects such as dizziness and visual disturbances may occur. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
Do not take Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to omeprazole or any of the other ingredients.
- If you are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors (e.g. pantoprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, esomeprazole).
- If you are taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used for HIV infection).
- If you are under 18 years old.
Talk to your doctor before taking Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets 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.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets 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. Do not take this medicine if you are taking:
- A medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV infection).
- Other medicines that limit the amount of acid produced in your stomach such as other proton pump inhibitors (e.g. pantoprazole, rabeprazole or esomeprazole), or an H2 antagonist (e.g. ranitidine or famotidine).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Clopidogrel (used to prevent blood clots (thrombi)).
- Ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole or voriconazole (used to treat infections caused by a fungus).
- Clarithromycin (used to treat infections)
- Digoxin (used to treat heart problems).
- Diazepam (used to treat anxiety, relax muscles or in epilepsy).
- Phenytoin (used in epilepsy). If you are taking phenytoin your doctor will need to monitor you when you start or stop taking this medicine.
- Medicines that are used to thin your blood, such as warfarin or other vitamin K blockers. Your doctor may need to monitor you when you start or stop taking this medicine.
- Rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis).
- Atazanavir (used to treat HIV infection).
- Tacrolimus (in cases of organ transplantation).
- St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) (used to treat mild depression).
- Cilostazol (used to treat intermittent claudication).
- Saquinavir (used to treat HIV infection).
- Erlotinib (used to treat cancer).
- Methotrexate (a chemotherapy medicine used in high doses to treat cancer) – if you are taking a high dose of methotrexate your doctor may temporarily stop treatment with these tablets.
Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets may hide the symptoms of other diseases. Therefore if any of the following happen to you before you start taking these tablets or while you are taking them, talk to your doctor straight away:
- You lose a lot of weight for no reason and have swallowing problems.
- You get stomach pain or signs of indigestion (such as nauseam fullness, bloating especially after food intake).
- You begin to vomit food or blood.
- You pass black stools (blood-stained faeces).
- You experience severe or persistent diarrhoea, as omperazole has been associated with a small increase in infection diarrhoea.
- You have had previous gastric ulcer or gastrointestinal surgery.
- You are on continuous symptomatic treatment of indigestion or heartburn for 4 or more weeks.
- You continuously suffer from indigestion or heartburn for 4 or more weeks.
- You have jaundice or severe liver disease.
- You are aged over 55 years with new or recently changed symptoms.
- You have ever had a skin reaction after treatment with a medicine similar to Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets that reduces stomach acid.
If you get a rash on your skin, especially in areas exposed to the sun tell your doctor as soon as you can, as you may need to stop your treatment with this medicine. Remember to mention any other ill-effects like pain in your joints.
Seek urgent medical attenation if you experience chest pain with light headedness, sweating, dizziness or shoulder pain with shortness of breath. This could be a sign of a serious condition with your heart.
Please Note: Whilst we (Pharmacy for Health) make every effort to ensure that all information is up to date, the information shown on this page should not replace the advice of a medical professional, and you should always refer to the patient information leaflet before taking any medication.