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Prilosec

Medicine Information

Prilosec:

Active Ingredient: Omeprazole

  • Why Is Prilosec Medication Prescribed?

Prilosec, either alone or in combination with other medicines, is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. This is a condition wherein a backward flow of stomach acid causes heartburn and it may also injure the esophagus. The medicine is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, ulcers and frequent heartburn.

  • How Should Prilosec Medicine Be Used?

This medicine (Omeprazole) is available in both prescription and nonprescription form. The prescription medicine is available in delayed-release capsule and packets of delayed-release granules for suspension to be taken orally. Nonprescription medicine can be taken by mouth and comes in delayed-release capsule and tablet form. The medicine is usually taken once or twice a day with or without meals, as directed by the physician.

  • What Should I Do If I Forget A Dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you recall. But skip it if your next dose is close. Do not take a double dose of this medicine.

  • What Side Effects Can Prilosec Cause?

Side effects of Prilosec (Omeprazole) may includeconstipation headache, nausea, vomiting, hives, rash, hoarseness, swelling of face, hands or feet, tiredness, irregular heartbeat, muscle spasm, lightheadedness, seizures, etc.

  • Precautions:
    Before starting Prilosec (Omeprazole) inform your doctor about the following things:
  • If you are allergic to any medicine.
  • If you are planning to start any other medication or supplement.
  • If you are taking rilpivirine.
  • If you are 50 years of age or older.
  • If you have or have ever had low level of magnesium in blood or liver disease.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
  1. Drug Name

    Prescription Required

    Salt Name

    Action

  1. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO PRILOSEC 20mg

    No

    Omeprazole

  2. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO PRILOSEC 40mg

    Yes

    Omeprazole

  3. GENERIC EQUIVALENT TO PRILOSEC 10mg

    No

    Omeprazole

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