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.
Known as Prilosek in the UK
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.
Once you buy Prilosec OTC, then 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.
Omeprazole capsules 20mg contain Omeprazole magnesium as an active ingredient.
The inactive ingredients include:
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:
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:
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction including:
Consult a doctor if: