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The capsule must be swallowed whole, with half a glass of water. The capsule should not be broken or chewed. The coated pellets in the capsule prevent the medication from being broken down by stomach acid. The pellets should not be damaged.
You or your child may have difficulty swallowing the capsule. The contents can also be put into a glass with still water, orange juice, or apple sauce. Mix the contents together and then drink half of the glass. Take the medicine in solid pieces. Do not crush, chew, or chew the solid parts.
You can skip taking Losec if you forget to do so. Just take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for your next dose of Losec, skip it and go on with the next one.
You should not stop taking the medication until you have spoken with your doctor.
Losec is recommended for children aged 1 to 5 years. It should be taken 10 mg per day for children weighing between 10 and 20 kg. If necessary, the doctor may increase the dose to 20 mg. Children weighing more than 20kg should take 20 mg per day. If necessary, the dose can be increased to 40mg.
Nausea or vomiting
Skin rash or itchy skin
Dry or sore mouth
Muscle pain or weakness, joint pain
Mood swings, depression or confusion
Changes in sleep
Increase in breast size among males
Hair loss tremor
Shortness of breath or difficulty of breathing
Swelling of the face, mouth, lips, tongue or through resulting in difficulty of breathing
Blood in the urine
Ulcers, blisters, or bleeding of the eyes, mouth, lips, nose and genitals
Signs of liver inflammation such as yellowing of the eyes or skin, nausea, feeling of generally unwell, and loss of appetite
Immediately call emergency medical services if you experience any of these side effects.
Do not take Losec if you are allergic to it or any other ingredient of this medicine that is listed in the information leaflet.
Do not take Losec if you have an allergy to proton pump inhibitors.
Do not take Losec if you are taking a medicine that contains nelfinavir that is used for HIV infection.
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