A batch of medicines for the stomach withdrawn what it

A batch of medicines for the stomach withdrawn: what it is and what are the risks

A batch of a known drug used to treat stomach problems has been withdrawn from pharmacies. It’s a drug based on omeprazolea drug used to treat stomach disorders such as ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux, and to prevent possible injury when taking other medicines.

The withdrawal request comes from the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (Aemps), which informed the Spanish Ministry of Health, which issued the warning.

It’s the drug that’s being discontinued Omeprazole Stada of 40 milligrams, sold in a blister pack of 28 tablets. A problem with the content of the active ingredient made it necessary to block the sale. The lot that must be returned to the laboratory is LC63278, with national code NR: 69487, CN: 660281 and expiration date set at July 31, 2024. The manufacturer is Laboratorios Liconsa in Azuqueca de Henares (Guadalajara), while the distributor is Laboratorios Stada.

According to Aemps technicians, the batch in question was included among the drugs risk Level three, that is, the one with the least danger. In fact, the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products can assign the level of danger based on three categories, level 1, 2 and 3. Number 1 is the most dangerous.

Omeprazol STADA must therefore be collected and sent back to the manufacturing laboratory.

But how does omeprazole work? Omeprazole is used to treat different types of heartburn/stomach pain and is unable to build a protective barrier for the heartburn stomach walls. The principle is mainly used for gastroesophageal reflux and ulcers in both the duodenum and the stomach. It is also effective against Helicobacter pylori infection.

Spain, as well as Italy, is widespread. In 2015, 50 million packs were sold on the Iberian Peninsula. However, according to a recent joint study by the Department of Pharmacology and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong and University College London, omeprazole could cause omeprazole onset stomach cancer. It’s said to be about 4 times more risky in people who use it every day. Also, pay attention to the bones, as excess consumption can lead to malabsorption of vitamin B12.