partner taking omperazole ,,

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My partner had a duodenal ulcer which burst last year and has been taking 20mg omperazole ever since ..however for past couple weekends when he's drank alcohol he seems drunk after a couple of beers and speech slowed down I've been on and on wondering if he's taking something ..today I look at he's meds and the omperazole has 40 mg on box and tablets are 40 mg sticker on front clearly states 20 mg he should take ..any one no if it could be dosage .???

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    It looks as they the pharmacist has given your husband a stronger dose than prescribed. I would go and speak to him/her. If that's the case it is a serious error.
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    I would definatley get intouch with pharmacist but first of all ring NHS helpline or speak too your own GP could be the dosage

     

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    I'm not sure NHS helpline could help,as they won't have access to your husbands records. Your GP and pharmacy will be open in the morning so I would get your husband to ring then. Some patients are prescribed 40mgs so it's not overly excess
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    Its essential to go visit your GP, this is a serious error on behalf of the Pharmacy.

    Any issues with a drug should be reported to the GP, he will only know if you inform him.

    Has he been taking this drug continuously for a year? If s, I would definitely go back and remind your doctor, as this drug should not be used continuously for a long period of time.

    I would be asking about having this stopped...but remember, alcohol is not good for someone prone to ulcers!

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