Pyrocalm Control is the first branded omeprazole 20mg available over the counter that provides up to 24-hour confidence in heartburn control.
Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (omeprazole) can be used for the treatment of reflux symptoms.
These include heartburn and acid reflux (when the acid from the stomach travels up to the throat).
Omeprazole, the ingredient in Pyrocalm Control has been providing effective relief from heartburn and acid reflux since 1989.
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that occurs when stomach acid moves up into the gullet (acid reflux).
These symptoms can easily be managed with lifestyle changes and/or products from the pharmacy. Symptoms can often be treated without a visit to your GP.
Symptoms are often more intense:
Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor or PPI.
Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (omeprazole) act to reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach by blocking the proton pump inside the cells that are involved in producing the acid.
Symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux can be relieved by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach.
Pyrocalm Control works by blocking acid production at its source
There are a few different causes of heartburn, which is one of the reasons why it’s such a common problem.
Sometimes, it’s hard to pinpoint a cause, heartburn just happens whether you like it or not, but some of the most common causes you can look out for include:
Omeprazole and esomeprazole are two different medications that have a lot in common.
They’re both used to treat heartburn and acid reflux, are taken in the same way and are both equally effective treatments when taken at 20mg doses.
However, omeprazole can be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding, where esomeprazole can’t.
Another big difference between the two is the cost, with omeprazole usually being much cheaper than esomeprazole, making it perfect for the savvy shopper.
It can take 2 or 3 days to reach full effect.
If you experience breakthrough symptoms, then you can use an antacid.
If you have been using it for two weeks with no effect, then you should see your GP.
Omeprazole can be used if you are breastfeeding.
While omeprazole is excreted in breast milk it is not likely to have a negative effect on your child when using the correct dosing.
Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (omeprazole) may be used if you are pregnant but you should consult your GP or pharmacist first.
You don’t need a prescription for Pyrocalm Control, as it can be purchased from registered pharmacies like Chemist4U.
However, if you’re unsure whether this product is right for you, we would recommend asking your doctor or pharmacist for their opinion.
As with all medicines there may be potential side effects.
Any side effects should be reported to your pharmacist or GP.
Common side effects include headache, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence and nausea/vomiting.
Rare, but serious, signs to be aware of include allergy, reddening of the skin and peeling (potentially Stevens-Johnson syndrome), yellowing skin/dark urine indicating liver problems, bruising/severely reduced general condition and fever (indicating changes in white blood cells).
Pyrocalm Control tablets should only be taken by those over the age of 18 and are not suitable for children.
If your child is suffering from heartburn or acid reflux we recommend asking your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a suitable treatment for them.