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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
802
76%
Gastritis
67
82%
Peptic Ulcers
56
77%
Hiatal Hernia
33
100%
Crohn's Disease & Ulcer...
11
91%
Overall, 79% (1066 Members) find Prilosec helpful
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Prilosec Reviews

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jury is still out. I just started it last week.
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I take this whenever I need to e.g. during stressful times or when I am taking medications likely to set it off again.
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take it twice a day.
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It does help but if Im not eating the right foods then it doesnt matter... at least this is an assumption until I figure it out.
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It does help but if Im not eating the right foods then it doesnt matter... at least this is an assumption until I figure it out.
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Got rid of heart burn but know I want to get off it
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Its working..im not having nausea as bad as I was...
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feeling sick
Working / Worked
It works for the most part. I cannot skip a day and sometimes even when I do take it I still have symptoms.
Working / Worked
Worked for several years, no longer seems to be effective.
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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]