Prilosec (Omeprazole) OTC Uses and Indications:
Prilosec (Omeprazole) OTC
Prilosec OTC is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat ulcers, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
You can purchase Prilosec OTC online from Canada Pharmacy.
Omeprazole capsules 20mg contain omeprazole magnesium as an active ingredient.
The inactive ingredients include:
- Glyceryl monostearate
- Hydroxypropyl cellulose
- Iron oxide
- Magnesium stearate
- Methacrylic acid copolymer
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Polyethylene glycol 6000
- Polysorbate 80
- Sodium stearyl fumarate
- Titanium dioxide
- Triethyl citrate
This product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days. It may take 1 to 4 days for full effect, although some people get complete relief of symptoms within 24 hours. Take it every day for 14 days. Do not take more than 1 tablet a day. Do not use for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor.
Do not use if you are allergic to omeprazole. Do not use if you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools. Ask a doctor before use if you have had heartburn over 3 months. Stop use and ask a doctor if:
- Your heartburn continues or worsens
- You need to take this product for more than 14 days
- You need to take more than 1 course of treatment every 4 months
- You get diarrhea
- You develop a rash or joint pain.
If pregnant or breastfeeding, do ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, seek immediate medical help.
Side effects that may go away during treatment include:
- A headache
- Stomach pain
- Mild diarrhea
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Consult a doctor if:
- You have diarrhea that is watery or bloody
- You have low magnesium (dizziness, confusion, fast or uneven heart rate, jerking muscle movements, jittery feeling, muscle cramps, muscle weakness or limp feeling, cough or choking feeling, seizure).
Product Code: 1737
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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.