Losec MUPS is an effective treatment for symptoms of acid reflux. Taken in the form of an oral tablet, Losec MUPS reduces the amount of acid present in the stomach. This prevents the ability for acid to reflux up the respiratory tract, helping to relieve symptoms such as heartburn and acid reflux. This medication is most effective when taken once daily, usually at the same time each day.
- Provides up to 24 hours of relief
- Used to treat acid reflux and heartburn
- Branded version of Omeprazole
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Losec MUPS is a prescribed treatment for acid reflux. The medication works by reducing the amount of stomach acid produced by the body, helping to prevent any acid from refluxing out of the stomach. Losec MUPS are also used to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
Losec MUPS contains the active ingredient Omeprazole, which is part of a group of medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI), which work by blocking enzymes called ‘proton pumps’ responsible for creating stomach acid.
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You can buy Losec MUPS here at Pharmacy Online, where our online pharmacist can prescribe you with the medication. From there, your order is delivered straight to your door.
What Is the Difference Between Prescription and Over-the-Counter PPIs?
Losec MUPS are what’s known as a PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor). Both prescription and over-the-counter PPIs contain the same active ingredients. These often work in the same way, but prescription medications usually contain a higher dose of the active ingredient.
Are Losec MUPS Safe?
Losec MUPS are safe to take and are commonly prescribed by pharmacists and doctors to treat acid reflux symptoms. However, it is advised that long term use of Losec MUPS tablets and other PPIs is avoided, as this can lead to side effects including kidney disease, bacterial infections and bone fractures. These are less common, but should always be reported to your doctor or healthcare professional. You should only use this medication long term if advised by a healthcare professional.
How to take Losec MUPS
You should take Losec MUPS in the morning with half a glass of water. These are to be taken every day for the full course of your prescription. Losec MUPS tablets cannot be chewed or crushed.
How Long Will I Have to Keep Taking Losec MUPS?
The usual recommended course of Losec MUPS is prescribed for 4 to 8 weeks. A doctor may advise you to continue taking Losec MUPS for an additional number of weeks if your symptoms have not subsided.
Can I drink alcohol with Losec MUPS?
Drinking alcohol with Losec MUPS is not advised. Whilst there are no serious interactions between alcohol and PPIs, alcohol can worsen the gastrointestinal problems that the medication is intended to treat, including heartburn.
Can Losec MUPS be dissolved?
Whilst Losec MUPS tablets cannot be chewed or crushed, they can be halved and dispersed in a small amount of water or juice to help make taking the tablet easier.
How long does Losec MUPS take to work?
Most people usually begin to feel better within 2 to 3 days of taking Losec MUPS, helping to quickly relieve acid reflux symptoms. For some patients, it can take up to 4 weeks for acid reflux symptoms to subside.
There are potential risks associated with taking Losec MUPS, as is the case when taking any medication. Most of these are quite mild and often subside over time. Other side effects of Losec MUPS can be more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if experienced.
Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking Losec MUPS.
Common side effects of Losec MUPS include:
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
Severe Losec MUPS Side Effects
There are some rare yet severe side effects associated with Losec MUPS. You should seek medical attention if you experience joint pain along with a red skin rash, especially in parts of your body exposed to the sun, such as your arms, cheeks and nose.
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.