The defect that caused the withdrawal of Omeprazole is classified as class 3. Preventively, all the batches that remained in pharmacies without distribution have been withdrawn and returned to the manufacturer Liconsa, SA. From now on, the autonomous communities must monitor their withdrawal.
Specifically, the drug that has been ordered to be withdrawn from pharmacies is a ‘proton pump inhibitor’ that treats heartburn in adults. Its effect is to reduce the amount of gastric acids in the stomach and is used to treat ‘Gastroesophageal reflux disease‘.
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest caused by stomach acid backing up into the throat (acid reflux). If it keeps happening, it’s called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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