Prilosec OTC (Oral)

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Prilosec OTC Prescription

How long can I take Prilosec OTC? I talked to a friend of mine and her doctor told her not to take it any longer than 14 days. I can't consult my former doctor. he is no longer in practice. I don't have heartburn, just the reflux. It's very hard to sl...
by Richard Lee in Louisville,Ky, 02/28/2006

Prilosec OTC (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Prilosec OTC (Oral)

Prilosec OTC (Oral) Medication Classification


Prilosec OTC (Oral) Brandname

Prilosec, Prilosec OTC

Prilosec OTC (Oral) 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 Prilosec OTC (Oral)

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

How Should You Use Prilosec OTC (Oral)

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 Prilosec OTC (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Prilosec OTC (Oral)

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.

Prilosec OTC (Oral) 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.

Prilosec OTC (Oral) 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

Prilosec OTC (Oral) Ratings

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Prilosec OTC (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ***


Tomasa, Tomasa - 01/13/2014

Best way to stop stress is to find out what is canisug it.If it is a person, **** to say it but remove the person from your life. My mom got on my nerves so bad for so long I was on luvox and prozac to deal with it and I finally just moved away from her. No more med's and no more stress.Stress can come from a job as well. Specially if you are always being torn in many directions or feel like you can never get caught up. The best thing to do here is either take all vacation days at once to get a break or start hunting for a new job. A job is just that, a job, its not worth your health over.It could be from food too. Maybe as you have aged certain foods you just love are actually starting to effect you. I have always had a steel stomach but I even noticed lately that a bbq pizza with bacon and onion makes my stomach flip now.It could be your home. If by chance you are in an older home there might be high levels of lead paint in the building. Over time lead can play tricks on the body and brain. It can also give the symptoms of illness or being worn out.If you have had panic attacks in the past and have been on medicines for them and since you got off the med's I take it you dont' like them. You still must cure the root problem for the panic attacks. If you have to go see a shrink to talk to someone about it to get the root cause.It is your life, your body, you have to live in it daily. Find the problems that effect you and change them, move them or move yourself.Once you solve the core issue(s) you will fee 100,000% better in a short time.Other tricks to help with stress can be:-get a fish tank and watch it for 1 hour daily-get a pet to keep you company and to relieve the daily stress-take up yoga to get in contact with your mind and body-start to exercise more, this is a great way to relieve stress-find some hobbies you use to love to do and restart them-have *** more oftenI do not believe in take a pill and all is cured . I always fine the reason for the problem and cure that. In my life besides the short time I was on luvox/prozac I have taken nothing but advil and even those are rare. I feel so much better and I never get sick cause my body is able to fight colds off.Society teaches us to just pop a pill and all will be fine .you see where it has gotten society today.

Prilosec OTC (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: *


Marcia, ohio - 06/17/2009

I experienced depression, hair loss, hives on my face, an inability to concentrate, and swollen fingers. I was unsure what was wrong and turned to my doctor to help me figure it out. After stopping my use of the Prilosec and going back to Dexilant my symptoms went away. The only side effect I experience with the Dexilant is dry mouth.