OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

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Difference beteen prescription and over the counter capsules

What is the difference between prescription 10mg omeprazole and over the counter 10mg capsules beside the $212/90 day and the $18/30 day supply?
by Carl Terrell in Piney Flats, Tn, 01/05/2009

Stopping Long Term Use

I have been taking this medicine for years for reflux as two different doctors said that despite package warnings this was fine. But I would like to stop. However, i am wondering whether my GI ecology has changed to take account of lower acidity and h...
by R. Lempert in Arlington, Virginia, 10/25/2006

OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information

OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification


OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Brandname

Prilosec, Prilosec OTC

OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule is used for the Treatment

Omeprazole (oh-ME-pray-zol) Decreases stomach acid. Treats stomach ulcers and heartburn caused by acid from the stomach moving backwards into the esophagus.

When To Not Use OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to omeprazole.

How Should You Use OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

Delayed Release Capsule, Delayed Release Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • Omeprazole should be taken just before eating.
  • Swallow the capsule whole; do not open, chew or crush the capsule.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine until your doctor tells you to, even if you feel better.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you missed your dose.
  • If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at one time.

Proper OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Storage

Store OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking diazepam (Valium®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), blood thinners (Coumadin®), iron, ampicillin, or ketoconazole.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco because these things can increase your stomach acid.

OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Let your doctor know if you have a current or past history of liver disease or if you have any blood disorders.

OMEPRAZOLE (Oral) (Capsule Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellow skin and eyes
  • Sores in mouth
  • Extreme weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Upset stomach or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

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