Aspra (Omeprazole) is indicated in the treatment of Heartburn, Any symptoms of GERD, Erosive esophagitis (both curative and maintenance therapy), Duodenal ulcer,Gastric ulcers, Reduction of risk of upper GI bleeding in critically ill patients.
Dosage and administration:
Aspra (Omeprazole) should be taken before meal. No dosage adjustment is necessary for patients with renal impairment, hepatic dysfunction or for the elderly.
Duodenal Ulcer: The recommended adult oral dose is 20 mg once daily. Most patients heal within four weeks. Some patients may require an additional four weeks of therapy.
Gastric Ulcer: The recommended adult oral dose is 40 mg once a day for 4-8 weeks.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): The recommended adult oral dose is 20mg daily for up to 4 weeks.
Erosive esophagitis: The recommended adult oral dose is 20 mg daily for 4 to 8 weeks.
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: The recommended adult oral starting dose is 60 mg once a day. Doses should be adjusted to individual patient needs and should continue for as long as clinically indicated. Doses up to 120 mg t.i.d. have been administered. Daily dosages of greater than 80 mg should be administered in divided doses