Losec is used for the relief of reflux-like symptoms – heartburn or regurgitation. Heartburn is an acidic or burning feeling, rising up from the stomach towards the throat. The pain of heartburn, which is usually associated with acid regurgitation (reflux), can be caused or made worse by eating large meals, bending over or lying flat, and by hot, alcoholic or acidic drinks such as orange juice.
Losec works by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach, giving relief from acid reflux symptoms. If you suffer from acid reflux more than once a week, Losec may be right for you. However, if you have reflux every day you should see your pharmacist or doctor.
Losec does not stop food being digested in the normal way.
The symptoms below are not usually signs of acid reflux:
See your pharmacist or doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Adults: Take 1 tablet in the morning
Use of Losec should not be prolonged except on medical advice.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your pharmacist.
For short term treatment only.