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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

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Overall, 79% (1089 Members) find Prilosec helpful

Prilosec Reviews

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Didn't work
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40mg Every morning.
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Works great. I'll have to take it the rest of my life though.
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It works--yay!
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I take this every morning
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It works, when I remember to take it ;)
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On 40mg daily and sometimes during night have to take another 20mg. Did work very well in the early days ( 5 years ago) does not work all the time, it is now being reviewed by the hospital.
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It worked for a long time...and then one day just stopped working
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Helps some of the time.
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not working
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  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]