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    Prilosec is used to treat certain conditions in which there is too much acid in the stomach. Prilosec 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.

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Generic Name: omeprazole

Brand Names: Prilosec, Prilosec OTC


What is Prilosec prescribed for?

Prilosec decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Prilosec is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. It is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).

Prilosec may also be given together with antibiotics to treat gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).

Prilosec may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.


What are the side effects of Prilosec?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Other less serious Prilosec side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

  • stomach pain, gas;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects


What other drugs will affect Prilosec?

Before taking Prilosec, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
  • clopidogrel (Plavix);
  • atazanavir (Reyataz);
  • disulfiram (Antabuse);
  • cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
  • tacrolimus (Prograf);
  • phenytoin (Dilantin);
  • theophylline (TheoBid, Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair, Elixophyllin, Slo-Phyllin);
  • ketoconazole (Nizoral), voriconazole (Vfend);
  • ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen);
  • iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others); or
  • a medicine for insomnia or anxiety such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), temazepam (Restoril), clorazepate (Tranxene), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), and others.

If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use Prilosec, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

There may be other drugs not listed that can affect Prilosec. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.


Do I need a prescription to get Prilosec?

You need a prescription for Prilosec to be legally used. If you do not have a prescription, see a doctor or visit the sites listed here and take the online questionnaire. There is no need to visit your doctor's office, make phone calls, or fax medical history or health insurance information when you get a Prilosec prescription online.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Prilosec, take it as soon as you remember, if it is within an hour or so. If you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not 'double-up' the Prilosec dose to catch up.


Important fact about Prilosec

Before using Prilosec, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have heart disease or liver disease. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.

Prilosec is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.

Some conditions are treated with a combination of Prilosec and antibiotics. To best treat your condition, use all of your medications as directed by your doctor. Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without advice from your doctor.

Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the condition is completely treated.

Prilosec OTC (over-the-counter) should be taken only once every 24 hours for 14 days. It may take up to 4 days for full effect. Do not take more than one tablet every 24 hours.

Allow at least 4 months to pass before you start another 14-day treatment with Prilosec OTC. Call your doctor if you have additional symptoms and need treatment before the 4 months has passed.

Heartburn is often confused with the first symptoms of a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, dizziness, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, sweating, nausea or vomiting, and a general ill feeling.


Is Prilosec legal in the U.S.?

Yes, Prilosec is legal with a valid prescription from a US licensed doctor. Prilosec is an FDA approved medication and is not considered a banned controlled substance.


Can I use Prilosec for recreation purposes?
Prilosec is very dangerous when used for recreation or for any other purposes other than what it was prescribed for. It is habit forming and high doses have been known to be fatal. Do not use Prilosec for recreation or general relaxation. Prilosec should not be used by any other person other than whom it was prescribed for. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Prilosec.


Is it legal to buy Prilosec online?
YES - a valid prescription is required, however, some of the sites listed here offer free prescriptions after you fill out an online questionnaire.


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