The AEMPS, the Spanish Medicines Agency, has withdrawn batches of the heartburn medication Omeprazole from pharmacies in Spain.

As announced by Spanish Medicines Agency (AEMPS) On Friday, January 20, lots of the popular heartburn drug and stomach protectant, Omeprazole, have been withdrawn from pharmacies in Spain.

The AEMPS has withdrawn Omeprazole Stada 40 mg in gastro-resistant hard capsules from circulation due to “out of specification result in the content of active ingredient”, which is marketed in blister packs of 28 capsules.

Specifically, the withdrawn lot had the reference LC63278, which expires on July 31, 2024, and has registration number 69487, with national code 660281, as reported. laopiniondemalaga.es.

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 Preventively, all the batches that remained in pharmacies without distribution have been withdrawn and returned to the manufacturer Liconsa, SA.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Specifically, the drug that has been ordered to be withdrawn from pharmacies is a ‘proton pump inhibitor’ that treats heartburn in adults.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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