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Omeprazole (o-MEP-ra-zole) is used to treat certain conditions in which there is too much acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition in which the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus. Sometimes omeprazole is used in combination with antibiotics to treat ulcers associated with infection caused by theH. pyloribacteria (germ).
Omeprazole is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison disease, a condition in which the stomach produces too much acid.
Omeprazole is also used to treat dyspepsia, a condition that causes sour stomach, belching, heart burn, or indigestion.
In addition, omeprazole is used to prevent upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in seriously ill patients.
Omeprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
|Prilosec 10 mg - 30 Caps
|Prilosec 10 mg - 90 Caps
|Prilosec (generic) 20 mg - 30 Caps
|Prilosec (generic) 20 mg - 90 Caps
|Prilosec 20 mg - 30 Caps
|Prilosec 40 mg - 30 Caps
|Prilosec 40 mg - 90 Caps
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Prilosec Drug Directions To Use
Take Prilosec capsules by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the capsules whole with a drink of water; do not crush, break or chew. The capsules can be opened and the contents sprinkled on applesauce or yogurt, given with fruit juices, or swallowed immediately with water. Prilosec works best if taken on an empty stomach. It is best to take the capsules 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Prilosec Warnings and Side Effects
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver problems, other stomach problems (e.g., tumors), any allergies. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Serious side effects are rare. Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: blood in urine, chest pain or tightness, dark yellow or brown urine, fever or sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine, redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth, shortness of breath, skin rash, unusual bleeding or bruising, yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): headache, diarrhea or constipation.
Prilosec Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include: confusion, unusual sweating, blurred vision, unusually fast heartbeat, seizures.
Prilosec More Information
Prilosec is not appropriate if you:
-have only occasional heartburn
-have one episode of heartburn a week or less
-want immediate relief of heartburn.
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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