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(also known as Omeprazole, Losec, Zegerid)
Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It was first marketed by AstraZeneca as the magnesium salt omeprazole magnesium under the trade names Losec and Prilosec, and is now also avai... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
GERD & Heartburn
823
76%
Gastritis
73
84%
Peptic Ulcers
60
78%
Hiatal Hernia
35
97%
Irritable Bowel Syndrom...
11
91%
Overall, 79% (1100 Members) find Prilosec helpful
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Prilosec Reviews

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Working / Worked
Works some of the time. Need to take it twice daily for it to truly do a decent job.
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worried about side effects
Working / Worked
Yes,it worked and there were no side effects.
Working / Worked
take it everyday its been working great !
Working / Worked
Temporary relief. Take it only once in a while.
Working / Worked
Works more then Tums
Working / Worked
20 mg in the morning
Working / Worked
20 mg once a day
20mg a day
Working / Worked
jury is still out. I just started it last week.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Switching from Omeprazole to Prilosec?
    Thank you. I went ahead and quit them completely the day after I wrote this. I quit cold turkey because I was having terrible side effects, one being ... [More]
  2. Discussion: Switching from Omeprazole to Prilosec?
    Omeprazole is exactly the same as Prilosec. You can stay on PPIs for few months if necessary. The trick is not to be on them long term and don't quit ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Switching from Omeprazole to Prilosec?
    PPIs will only do damage after years - and even then, it might not be much to worry about at all. If the ER doc told you to finish the bottle, I'd kee... [More]
  4. Discussion: Switching from Omeprazole to Prilosec?
    PPI's are only likely to cause problems when used long term and I mean years. Treatment on PPI's is usually 4-6 weeks I think. If you get better in ... [More]
  5. Discussion: Switching from Omeprazole to Prilosec?
    Hi, I have been on 40 mg Omeprazole for 15 days for gastritis and acid reflux diagnosed at the ER. I can't get in to see a doctor until the end of Jul... [More]