Generic Prilosec OTC target is the treatment of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. It is also taken to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid). Generic Prilosec OTC is acting by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Prilosec is also known as Omeprazole, Omez, Protoloc. Generic name of Generic Prilosec OTC is Omeprazole. Brand names of Generic Prilosec OTC are Prilosec and Prilosec OTC.
Generic Prilosec OTC is available in tablets (10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg) and capsules.
You should take Generic Prilosec OTC every day for 14 days. Do not take Generic Prilosec OTC more than one pill a day.
Take Generic Prilosec OTC before eating. Do not break, crush or open a delayed-release capsule.
Your symptoms may get better before the condition is completely treated.
Take Generic Prilosec OTC with water.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Prilosec OTC suddenly.
Prilosec Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Prilosec OTC and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Prilosec OTC overdosage: drowsiness, nausea, fast heartbeat, sweating, dry mouth, headache, blurred vision, vomiting.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Prilosec More Info
Active Ingredient: Omeprazole.
Other Ingredients: FD and C blue no 2 aluminum lake, FD and C red no 40 aluminum lake, flavor, glyceryl monostearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, mica, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol 6000, polysorbate 80, polyvinylpyrrolidone, saccharin sodium, sodium stearyl fumarate, starch, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, triethyl citrate,
Do not take Generic Prilosec OTC if you are allergic to Generic Prilosec OTC components.
Do not take Generic Prilosec OTC if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Generic Prilosec OTC is not used for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.
Do not take more than one tablet of Generic Prilosec OTC a day (24 hours).
Be careful with Generic Prilosec OTC if you suffer from or have a history of liver disease, bloody or black stools, heartburn which lasts for over 3 months, vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds, frequent chest pain, heartburn with wheezing, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, trouble or pain with swallowing, unexplained weight loss.
Take Generic Prilosec OTC with care if you are taking such medicines as disulfiram (Antabuse),a blood thinner (warfarin (Coumadin)),tacrolimus (Prograf),cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), phenytoin (Dilantin),ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen),itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral),insomnia or anxiety medicines (diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), temazepam (Restoril), clorazepate (Tranxene), chlordiazepoxide),iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron and the others), atazanavir (Reyataz), theophylline (TheoBid, Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair, Elixophyllin, Slo-Phyllin).
Do not stop taking Generic Prilosec OTC suddenly.