Omeprazole Sodium for Injection
Omeprazole Sodium for Injection is Powder for solution for infusion. It is white to almost white lyophilised powder.
Each vial of powder for solution for infusion contains Omeprazole Sodium, equivalent to Omeprazole 40mg.
Prophylaxis of acid aspiration.
In patients who are unable to take oral therapy for the short term treatment (up to 5 days) of reflux oesophagitis, duodenal and benign gastric ulcers, including those complicating NSAID therapy e.g. peri-operative use.
Omeprazole 40mg Powder for Solution for Infusion is for intravenous administration ONLY and must NOT
be given by any other route.
Omeprazole 40mg Powder for Solution for Infusion should only be dissolved in 100ml 5% glucose for infusion.
No other solutions for i.v. infusion should be used.
No other drugs should be mixed with reconstituted Omeprazole 40mg Powder for Solution for Infusion.
Unopened pack: 3 years.
Reconstituted solution: 6 hours
Chemical and physical in use stability of the product has been shown for 6 hours once dissolved in 5% glucose and stored at 25°C. From a microbiological point of view, once reconstituted the infusion should be initiated immediately.
Special precautions for storage
Do not store above 25°C. Keep the vial in the outer carton.
Nature and contents of container
Pack of 1 or 5, clear, Type I, glass 15ml vials containing 40mg omeprazole with a chlorobutyl stopper and
aluminium flip-off cap.
Instructions for use/handling
Omeprazole 40 mg powder for solution for infusion should be administered as intravenous infusion (over a period
of 20 to 30 minutes or more).
Omeprazole 40 mg powder for solution for infusion should only be reconstituted by dissolving the freeze-dried powder in 100 ml of 5% glucose. No other solutions for infusion should be used.
Use on one patient during one treatment only.
DO NOT USE unless the infusion is fully reconstituted in 100ml 5% glucose or if there are any particles present in
the reconstituted solution.