Generic for Prilosec - Acid regulator of the stomachomeprazole
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10 Jun 2018
Generic prilosec is in a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.This medicine is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. It is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid).It may also be given together with antibiotics to treat gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).It is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms.Generic prilosec may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Prescription medication comes as a delayed-release capsule, and packets of delayed-release (long-acting) granules for suspension (to be mixed with liquid) to take by mouth. Nonprescription (over-the-counter) Generic prilosec comes as a delayed-release capsule or tablet to take by mouth.
The delayed-release capsules and the granules should be taken at least 1 hour before a meal.
They are usually taken once a day before a meal but may be taken twice a day when used with other medications to eliminate H. pylori, or up to three times a day when used to treat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.
The nonprescription delayed-release generic prilosec tablets or capsules are usually taken once a day in the morning at least 1 hour before eating for 14 days in a row. Additional 14-day treatments may be repeated once every 4 months if needed.
Mix the granules with the applesauce and swallow the mixture immediately with a glass of cool water.
Do not chew or crush the granules. Do not store the applesauce/granule mixture for future use.
If you are taking the powder for oral suspension, you will need to mix it with water before use. If you are using the 2.5-mg packet, place 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) of water in a container. If you are using the 10-mg packet, place 1 tablespoonful (15 mL) of water in a container.
Add the contents of the powder packet and stir. Wait 2 to 3 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken, and stir the mixture again
: Drink the entire mixture within 30 minutes. If any of the mixture is stuck to the container, pour more water into the container, stir and drink all the mixture immediately.
SIDE EFFECTS :
difficulty breathing or swallowing
swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Generic prilosec, dexlansoprazole (Dexilant), nexium, lansoprazole (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (Aciphex), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the Generic prilosec product you will be taking.
Ask your pharmacist or check the package label for a list of the ingredients.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take.
Be sure to mention any of the following: certain antibiotics, including ampicillin (Principen, in Unasyn),anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin), atazanavir (Reyataz), benzodiazepines such as diazepam (Valium), cilostazol (Pletal), clopidogrel (Plavix),cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), digoxin (Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin) disulfiram (Antabuse), diuretics ('water pills'), iron supplements, ketoconazole (Nizoral), nelfinavir (Viracept), phenytoin (Dilantin), saquinavir (Invirase),tacrolimus (Prograf), and voriconazole (Vfend) and other prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medications. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
People who take proton pump inhibitors such as Generic prilosec may be more likely to fracture their wrists, hips, or spine than people who do not take one of these medications. The risk is highest in people who take high doses of one of these medications or take them for one year or longer.
Some people who take it for a long time may develop weakening of the stomach lining
Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication.
Generic prilosec may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.