Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (Omeprazole)

Can be used for the treatment of reflux symptoms which include heartburn and acid reflux.

Pyrocalm control is the first branded omeprazole 20mg1 available over the counter for up to 24 hour1 confidence in heartburn control.

Pyrocalm Control: Over the counter omeprazole

What are Pyrocalm Control tablets and what are they used for?

Pyrocalm Control tablets contain the active substance Omeprazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’. It can be used  for the treatment of reflux symptoms which include heartburn and acid reflux. They work by reducing the amount of acid that your stomach produces.  
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Where to buy

Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (omeprazole) are available from your local pharmacy and supermarkets.

Also available to buy online. Click on the below stores to buy online:

Weldricks Pharmacy logo       Chemist 4 U logo.      Tesco Logo

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How does Pyrocalm Control (omeprazole) work?

Pyrocalm Control tablets are used in adults for the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms (for example, heartburn, acid regurgitation).


Reflux is the backflow of acid from the stomach into the gullet “foodpipe”, which may become inflamed and painful. This may cause you symptoms such as a painful burning sensation in the chest rising up to the throat (heartburn) and a sour taste in the mouth (acid regurgitation).


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Pyrocalm Control tablets are not meant to bring immediate relief. It might be necessary to take tablets for 2-3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 14 days.


Directions for use

It is recommended that you take your tablets in the morning.

You can take your tablets with food or on an empty stomach.

Swallow your tablets whole with half a glass of water.

Do not chew or crush the tablets. This is because the tablets are coated with enteric coating which stops the medicine from being broken down by the acid in your stomach. It is important not to damage the tablets. The tablets release the active ingredient in the intestine, where it is absorbed by your body to give an effect.

Always take Pyrocalm Control Tablets exactly as described in the product leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The recommended dose is one 20 mg tablet once a day for up to 14 days. Contact your doctor if you are not free from symptoms after this period.

It might be necessary to take the tablets for 2,3 consecutive days to achieve improvement of symptoms. Do not take more than the recommended dose (one 20 mg tablet a day) even if you don’t feel an improvement immediately.

When your reflux symptoms have gone completely you should stop taking this medicine.


Essential information

  • IMPORTANT: It can take 2 to 3 days for symptoms to improve.
  • Antacids can be used to treat your symptoms while waiting for the product to have full effect.
  • Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (omeprazole) shouldn’t be taken if you are using other PPI (e.g. esomeprazole) or H2-antagonists (e.g. ranitidine). It interacts.
  • If you have any allergies to the ingredients or sensitivities to other PPI’s you should not take Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (omeprazole). For further information on allergies refer to the pack information.
  • Please READ THE LEAFLET as there are other medicines that may interact with Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets (omeprazole); e.g. omeprazole can decrease the absorption of certain antifungal medicines so you are advised to take this with an acidic drink.
  • If you are taking other medicines (including herbal medicines) or supplements you should discuss these with your pharmacist.


Do not take Pyrocalm control tablets if:

  • You are allergic to omeprazole or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
  • You are allergic to medicines containing other proton pump inhibitors (e.g. pantoprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole).
  • You are taking a medicine used for HIV infection.

Do not take Pyrocalm Control tablets if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Pyrocalm Control tablets.

  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry data which is stated on the pack after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Do not store above 25°C.
  • Store the tablets in the original package in order to protect from moisture.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist on how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

The active substance Is omeprazole. Each tablet contains 20mg of omeprazole.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, sodium starch glycolate, sodium stearyl fumarate, sodium stearate, hypromellose acetate succinate, brownish pink colour (which contains propylene glycol, titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172), hypromellose and yellow iron oxide (E172)), talc, triethyl citrate, monoethanolamine, sodium laurilsulfate and traces of carnauba wax.

Pyrocalm Control 20 mg gastro resistant tablets are brownish-pink film coated capsule shaped tablets. The packs contain blisters of 7 or 14 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

This medicine should not be used by children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Your doctor will decide whether you can take Pyrocalm Control Tablets during this time. There is no evidence that Pyrocalm Control Tablets have any effect on fertility.

Omeprazole is excreted in breast milk but is not likely to influence the child when therapeutic doses are used. Your doctor will decide whether you can take Pyrocalm Control Tablets if you are breast-feeding.

If you take more Pyrocalm Control Tablets than recommended, talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away. You may experience symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach ache, feeling or being sick, dizziness, headache, depression, confusion and apathy (lack of motivation).

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it on the same day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Always read the leaflet.

Did you know Pyrocalm control can be taken during pregnancy?

Pyrocalm Control 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets* contain omeprazole which helps reduce the amount of acid your stomach makes.1 Omeprazole is a widely used treatment for heartburn and acid reflux and can be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women over 18 years of age.1

IMPORTANT: Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.

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Pyrocalm Control® 20mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets. For the short-term treatment of reflux symptoms in adults.
Contains 20 mg Omeprazole. Always read the label. Medicines can affect the unborn baby.
Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.