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Brand Name Prilosec
Generic Name Omeprazole
Category Gastric Medications
Medication 20 and 40 mg

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What is Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) and what are its uses?
How does Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec)
Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) Warnings and Precautions.
Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) Side effects.

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What is Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) and what are its uses?

Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) prevents the production of acid in the stomach.

Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) reduces symptoms and prevents injury to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or ulcers.

Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) is also useful in conditions that cause excessive stomach acid production such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and certain cancers.

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How does Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) Works (Mechanism) ?

Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) tablets contain the active ingredient omeprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor. Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) acts in the stomach to decrease the production of stomach acid.

Proton pumps are found on cells that line the stomach and are used by these cells to produce stomach acid. Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) works by inhibiting the action of the Proton pumps, and this reduces the production of stomach acid.

Acid is produced in the stomach as a normal part of the digestive process. However, sometimes this acid can flow back into the food pipe (oesophagus). This is called gastro-oesophageal reflux, and can cause pain and a burning sensation known as heartburn.

Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) reduces the production of stomach acid and therefore stops excess acid flowing back into the food pipe. Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) can therefore be used to relieve heartburn symptoms associated with acid reflux.

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Dosage: How should you take Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) ?

Take Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) capsules orally.

Swallow the Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) capsules whole with a drink of water; do not crush, break or chew. The Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) capsules can be opened and the contents sprinkled on a small amount of applesauce or yogurt, given with fruit juices, or swallowed immediately with water. Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) works best if taken on an empty stomach.

It is best to take the Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) capsules 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast. Take your Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) doses at regular intervals. Do not take Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) more often than directed.

Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) Dosage for Adults

Short-term Treatment of Active Duodenal Ulcer:
The usual dose of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) is 20 milligrams once a day. Most people heal within 4 weeks, although some require an additional 4 weeks of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) therapy.  

Treatment of Duodenal Ulcers Caused by H. Pylori:
In combination therapy with Biaxin alone, the usual Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) dosage is 40 milligrams of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) once daily and 500 milligrams of Biaxin 3 times a day for 14 days, followed by 20 milligrams of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) once daily for an additional 14 days.

If amoxicillin is included in the treatment, the recommended Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) dosage is 20 milligrams of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec), 500 milligrams of Biaxin, and 1,000 milligrams of amoxicillin twice a day for 10 days, followed by 20 milligrams of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) once daily for an additional 18 days.

Gastric Ulcer:
The usual dose of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) is 40 milligrams once a day for 4 to 8 weeks.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD):
The usual dose of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) for people with symptoms of GERD is 20 milligrams daily for up to 4 weeks. For erosive esophagitis accompanied by GERD symptoms, the usual dose of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) is 20 milligrams a day for 4 to 8 weeks.

Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions:
The usual starting dose of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) is 60 milligrams once a day. If you take more than 80 milligrams a day, your doctor will divide the total into smaller doses. The dosing will be based on your needs.

Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) Dosage for Children
The safety and effectiveness of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) in children have not been established.

Have you skipped your Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) dose?
If you miss a dose of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) , take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) , take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec).

If you take too much of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec)?
Incase of an overdose with Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) overdose include

  • drowsiness,
  • seizures,
  • shortness of breath, and
  • decreased body temperature.

Where should you store Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec)?
Store Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused amount of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec)
Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) tablets are available in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg.

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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec)

The following drugs may interact with Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec). They may increase or decrease the activity of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec).

  • ampicillin
  • diazepam
  • digoxin
  • iron salts
  • itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole or other prescription medicines for fungus or yeast infections
  • phenytoin
  • warfarin

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec)?
Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) passes into breast milk. Do not take Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

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Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) Warnings and Precautions.

It can take several days of therapy with Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) before your stomach condition improves. Check with your prescriber or health care professional if your condition does not improve, or if it gets worse. You can take antacids for the occasional relief of pain unless your prescriber or health care professional tells you otherwise.

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Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) Side effects.

Serious side effects of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) are rare. Side effects of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) 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 of Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) that should be reported to your health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

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