Generic Name - Omeprazole
Category - Antiulcer agent, Gastric acid pump inhibitor
Ulcers, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Generic for Prilosec* is indicated to treat ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus). Prilosec* is also indicated to treat conditions where the stomach produces too much acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Generic for Prilosec* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Prilosec* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Prilosec* interacts with a number of medications. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Generic for Prilosec* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Prilosec*
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Prilosec* for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is 20 milligrams daily for up to 4 weeks. For erosive esophagitis accompanied by GERD symptoms, the usual dose is 20 milligrams a day for 4 to 8 weeks.
Generic for Prilosec* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Prilosec* side Effects include blood in urine,
Chest pain or tightness, dark yellow or brown urine, fever or sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Prilosec*.
Generic for Prilosec* and Pregnancy
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Prilosec* in pregnant women have not been established. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Prilosec* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Prilosec* passes into human milk and may cause unwanted effects in nursing infants. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Prilosec* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Prilosec* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Prilosec* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Prilosec* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Prilosec* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.