Prilosec relieves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease decreasing the amount of acid in the stomach.
Common use This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to treat ulcers, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, erosive esophagitis, or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and also ulcers generated by long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). To treat ulcers caused by bacterial infections this medicine may be used in combination with antibiotics such as amoxicillin or clarithromycin. Prilosek significantly alleviates such their symptoms as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, coughing, and sleep problems. Prilosek works by blocking acid production in the stomach. The medicine may be used to treat other conditions diagnosed by your doctor.
Dosage and directions Follow all the directions provided by your doctor. Take this medication (15-30 mg) orally once a day in morning before a meal with a full glass of water or according to your doctor's recommendations. Swallow the tab whole, do not chew, crush, or open the capsule as may destroy the drug and/or increase side effects. Antacids drugs can be taken together with this medicine, if necessary. Dosage and duration of treatment depends on your medical condition and response to the therapy. Take it the same time each day to avoid missing a dose. In the case of aggravation or worsening of your illness notify your doctor immediately. It may take 1 - 4 days before Prilosek acts in full measure. Treatment with Prilosec should not be stopped even if certain amelioration is achieved. Improvement of symptoms is observed within 4 to 8 weeks in treatment of gastric ulcers or reflux disease. Treatment of heartburn usually lasts for 14 days. If heartburn persists after this period of time or even worsens, or if you need more than one course of treatment every 4 months, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Missed dose If you missed a dose take the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time of your next dose just skip its intake and return to your regular schedule.
Overdose If suppose that took too much of Prilosec contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose are confusion, blurred vision, unusual sweating, or unusually fast heartbeat.
Storage Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C). Do not expose to high humidity or keep in a bathroom. Hide Prilosec away from children and pets. If your treatment requires an extended period of time, take care about refills before your supply is over.
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