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Generic Prilosec

Omeprazole (Prilosec) is an inexpensive drug used to treat certain conditions where there is too much acid in the stomach like ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in both generic and brand versions, and without a prescription. Generic omeprazole is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of omeprazole is around $8.00, 88% off the average retail price of $70.77. Compare proton pump inhibitors.
Omeprazole Coupon - Omeprazole 20mg capsule

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What is Omeprazole?

Treats heartburn and excess release of stomach acid. Prilosec (omeprazole) gives you long-lasting heartburn relief but has some risks if used long term.

Omeprazole Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Take omeprazole capsules or delayed-release capsules before a meal, preferably in the morning. Omeprazole tablets may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Take omeprazole powder for oral suspension on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal. For patients receiving continuous feeding through a tube, feeding should be temporarily stopped about 3 hours before and 1 hour after administration of omeprazole powder for oral suspension.

It may take several days before this medicine begins to relieve stomach pain. To help relieve this pain, antacids may be taken with omeprazole, unless your doctor has told you not to use them.

If you are taking this medicine to treat an ulcer that is associated with an H. pylori infection, take it together with the antibiotics (eg, amoxicillin, clarithromycin) at the same time of day.

Swallow the capsule and tablet forms of omeprazole whole. Do not open the capsule. Do not crush, break, or chew the capsule or the tablet.

If you cannot swallow the omeprazole delayed-release capsules, you may open it and sprinkle the pellets contained in the capsule on one tablespoon of applesauce. This mixture must be swallowed immediately with a glass of cool water. The applesauce should not be hot and should be soft enough to be swallowed without chewing. Do not chew or crush the pellets.

To use the powder for oral suspension:

  • Empty packet of powder into a small cup containing 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Do not use other liquids or foods.
  • Stir well and drink immediately.
  • Refill cup with water and drink.

To use the delayed-release oral suspension:

  • Empty the contents of a 2.5 milligrams (mg) packet of powder into a container containing 5 mL of water.
  • Empty the contents of a 10 mg packet of powder into a container containing 15 mL of water.
  • Do not use other liquids or foods.
  • Stir and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken.
  • Stir well and drink within 30 minutes.
  • If any medicine remains after drinking, add more water, stir, and drink immediately.

If you are using the delayed-release oral suspension with a nasogastric or gastric tube:

  • Add 5 mL to a catheter tipped syringe and then add the contents of a 2.5 mg packet (or 15 mL of water for the 10 mg packet).
  • Shake the syringe right away and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken.
  • Shake the syringe and give the medicine through the nasogastric or gastric tube into the stomach with 30 minutes.
  • Refill the syringe with an equal amount of water.
  • Shake and flush any remaining contents from the nasogastric or gastric tube into the stomach.
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Omeprazole side effects

Common Side Effects
  • Headache7%
  • Abdominal pain5%
  • Nausea4%
  • Diarrhea4%
  • Vomiting3%
  • Flatulence3%
  • Acid regurgitation2%
  • Upper respiratory infection2%
  • Constipation2%
  • Dizziness2%
  • Rash2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Risk of cancer

    People taking Prilosec (omeprazole) for long-term use have developed certain types of cancers. The actual relationship between Prilosec (omeprazole) and cancer developement is still uncertian. To be safe, use Prilosec (omeprazole) at the lowest dose and for the shortest amout of time possible.

  • Lupus
      Higher risk if:
    • History of cutaneous or systemic lupus erythematosus

    Prilosec (omeprazole) can cause or worsen a rare condition in which the body's own immune system (designed to protect the body) attacks the body. This can lead to inflammation and damage to various parts of the body. Symptoms of lupus can be different for everyone so speak to your doctor about what symptoms to watch out for. Symptoms of lupus should improve within 4 to 12 weeks of stopping Prilosec (omeprazole).

  • Severe diarrhea associated with C.difficile infection
      Higher risk if:
    • Being hospitalized
    • Antibiotic use

    Prilosec (omeprazole) can cause a bacterial infection that can be life-threatening, though this is rare. If you notice symptoms like watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away, talk to your doctor right away. To lower your risk, use Prilosec (omeprazole) at the lowest dose and for the shortest amout of time possible.

  • Bone fractures
      Higher risk if:
    • Osteoporosis
    • Using high medication doses
    • Long-term therapy (1 year or more)
    • Use of other medications that weaken bones

    There is a higher risk of developing weakened bones (osteoporosis) and broken bones (fractures) while taking medications like Prilosec (omeprazole) (proton pump inhibitors). You are more at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures if you take Prilosec (omeprazole) at a high daily dose for a year or longer or if you have other risk factors for osteoporosis. The best way to prevent this side effect is to use the lowest dose of medication for the shortest period of time. Taking a calcium and vitamin D supplement may or may not help prevent broken bones while using Prilosec (omeprazole).

  • Low Vitamin B12 and Magnesium
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking water pills (Magnesium)
    • Women (Vitamin B12)
    • Over the age of 30 (Vitamin B12)

    Prilosec (omeprazole) can cause low levels of blood magnesium or vitamin B12. This can happen with as little as 3 months of use but more commonly occurs after you've been using Prilosec (omeprazole) for a year or more. Regarding low magnesium, you're more likely to have this if you're taking water pills or digoxin. Symptoms can include muscle spasms, seizures, and abnormal heart rhythm. Your doctor can do a blood test to see if you need to take a vitamin or mineral supplement.

  • Kidney damage

    In rare occasions, Prilosec (omeprazole) can damage your kidneys. This can happen at any time during treatment. Talk to your doctor of you notice any unusual symptoms of nausea, vomiting, malaise, rash, or fever.

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Omeprazole interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Rilpivirine

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Cranberry
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Omeprazole dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage forms (capsules, delayed-release capsules or suspension, or tablets):
    • To treat duodenal ulcers:
      • Adults—20 milligrams (mg) once a day before a meal. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat duodenal ulcers with H. pylori:
      • Adults—20 or 40 milligrams (mg) one, two, or three times a day before a meal. The dose is usually taken together with clarithromycin or clarithromycin plus amoxicillin. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat erosive esophagitis:
      • Adults—20 milligrams (mg) once a day before a meal. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat erosive esophagitis caused by acid-mediated GERD:
      • Adults (17 years and older)—20 milligrams (mg) once a day before a meal.
      • Children 1 to 16 years—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually 5 to 20 mg once a day before a meal.
      • Children 1 month to less than 1 year of age—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually 2.5 to 10 mg once a day before a meal.
      • Children younger than 1 month of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat gastric ulcers:
      • Adults—40 milligrams (mg) once a day before a meal. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD):
      • Adults—20 milligrams (mg) once a day before a meal. Your doctor may want you to take omeprazole for more than 8 weeks for certain conditions.
      • Children 1 year of age and older—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually 5 to 20 mg once a day before a meal.
      • Children younger than 1 year of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome:
      • Adults—60 milligrams (mg) once a day before a meal. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For oral dosage form (powder for suspension):
    • To prevent upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in seriously ill patients:
      • Adults—The first day: 40 milligrams (mg) for the first dose, then after 6 to 8 hours, a second 40 mg dose. After the first day: 40 mg once a day for up to 14 days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat duodenal ulcer:
      • Adults—20 milligrams (mg) once a day for 4 to 8 weeks.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat gastric ulcers:
      • Adults—40 milligrams (mg) once a day for 4 to 8 weeks.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • To treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for erosive esophagitis:
      • Adults—20 milligrams (mg) once a day for 4 to 8 weeks.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Omeprazole reviews

4.0 / 5 average rating with 1167 reviews for Omeprazole from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Omeprazole from Iodine.com

39 year old man
  • Used for a year or so
  • Taken for Prevent or treat stomach ulcers resulting from taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)

Reviewed omeprazole on 3/6/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Some hassle
To treat stomach and duodenum ulcers, I was prescribed 40mg capsules 2x/day. I went from EXCRUCIATING daily abdominal pain for 7 years to almost no abdominal pain whatsoever after about 3 months when the ulcers had healed. Make sure you are diligent and take it EVERY DAY as often as prescribed if you want relief from your pain. It can be hard to remember because it takes a long time to heal but it is worth doing!Also, very expensive, even generic prescriptions ~$200/mo for me
58 year old woman
  • Used for less than a week
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed Prilosec OTC on 2/23/2018

  • Not worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Big hassle
Seemed to relieve GERD symptoms initially, but by the 3rd day I had a sharp pain in my stomach. The pain went away when I stopped taking the medicine. (Had taken Nexium some years ago with had the same side effect).
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