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Omeprazole which is a drug used in the treatment of stomach ulcer,heartburn and certain oesophagus problems is a PRODRUG which is converted to “Sulfenic Acid” which is the active form of the drug to exert it effects.

It mainly works by inhibiting acid secretion in the stomach.

It should be taken at least 1hr before meals.
Some of the side effects of the drug include

Headache and abdominal pain which is not usually serious. Though some people experience serious side effects like muscle spasm, irregular heartbeats, rash, seizures.
Report to your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of those side effects or if you think your body is reacting abnormally to the drug.
Some of the drugs you shouldn’t take it with except your healthcare provider has examined you and says the benefits outweighs the risks include

Ketoconazole, ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, clozapine, digoxin, ferrous fumarate, warfarin, imipramine, erlotinib.
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