Prilosec (Omeprazole)

Strength(s): 10 mg ; 20 mg ; 40 mg

Active Ingredient: Omeprazole

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Description

Prilosec is commonly known by its generic name Omeprazole. Its classified as a proton pump inhibitor and used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and related symptoms. Prilosec is also used to repair damages to the esophagus resulting from high levels of stomach acid. In some cases, doctors use Prilosec in combination with antibiotics to treat patients with gastric ulcers.

How Prilosec Works

Prilosec works by limiting the production of acid in the stomach. High levels of gastric acid result in ulcers and corrosion.

Where to Buy Prilosec Medication

There are two options involved;

You can order Prilosec online from a wide range of online drug stores anywhere in the world. These pharmacies offer world class customer support and service. They are able to take and process bulk orders and sell to clients at cheap, discounted prices-the best in the market.

Local drug stores also stock Prilosec medication in plenty. All you need is to walk to a nearby pharmacy and get your prescription.

Dosage

Never alter your medication schedule or dosage without the consent of your doctor. Read and understand your physician’s instructions and medication guide provided in the packaging.

Take your dose of Prilosec at least an hour before meals. The tablet should be swallowed whole without breaking, crushing or chewing. Over the counter Prilosec is taken once daily for a fortnight.

Always take your medication for the designated dose period. Observe your dosage even if your condition improves while under medication.

Overdose and Missed Dose

Never double your dose or swallow extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose. Should you miss a dose, swallow as a soon as you remember. If the time for the next dose nears, skip the missed dose altogether.

Any case of an overdose demands urgent medical assistance. You may also dial emergency poison help lines in your area.

Precautions

Take Prilosec medication precisely as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist

This medication is known to increase the risk of bone fractures in the wrist, spine and hip. Avoid intense physical activity injurious tasks

Prilosec cannot be used as an immediate relief medication for heartburns

Consult your doctor about taking Prilosec medication if you have been diagnosed with these conditions or experience listed symptoms;

  • Low magnesium levels in the blood
  • Osteopenia or Low bone mineral density
  • Liver and Kidney disease
  • Allergies to Omeprazole and Benzimidazole drugs
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Nausea, stomach pain and vomiting
  • Swollen throat and problems swallowing
  • Blood in vomit and stool
  • Heartburns and chest pains

Prilosec cannot be administered to infants below the age of 1 year

Consult your doctor if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or planning for pregnancy and prescribed to take this medicine

Side Effects

The common side effects include and are related to;

  • Headaches
  • Bloating and Stomach pain
  • Nausea, diarrhea and vomiting

On the other hand, severe symptoms may include kidney complications, seizure and convulsions, severe diarrhea and allergic reactions such as hives, swelling of the face, throat, tongue and lips. Muscle cramps, weakness, unusual heartbeat and dizziness may also be noticed.