Prilosec Generic is a medication used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. Prilosec has omeprazole as main ingredient. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. To help you get a head-start, here are the common FAQs that will come in handy.
Is Prilosec the same as Prilosec Generic?
Prilosec and Prilosec Generic are not different in indication and dose form. Both are indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn that occurs two or more days per week and acid-related conditions.
However, the omeprazole active ingredient in Prilosec became available over-the-counter in 2003. Please follow the dosing instructions on the package or as directed by your physician.
How does Prilosec Generic work?
Prilosec Generic blocks frequent heartburn by shutting down many of the pumps in your stomach that produce excess acid.
Is Prilosec Generic strong enough to help me?
Prilosec Generic is in the strongest class of frequent heartburn medicines available over-the-counter. It blocks frequent heartburn before it begins with one pill a day for 14 days.
Will Prilosec Generic allow me to eat my favorite foods?
Yes. Prilosec Generic blocks frequent heartburn before it begins so you can enjoy your favorite foods.
Is taking Prilosec Generic safe?
For more than two decades, doctors have prescribed Prilosec to safely treat acid-related conditions in millions of people. Prilosec Generic has been tried by more than 27 million consumers.
Does Prilosec Generic interact negatively with other drugs?
It’s possible. Let your health expert know before taking Prilosec Generic, if you are taking any of the following: warfarin, clopidogrel or cilostazol (blood-thinning medicines), prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medicines, diazepam (anxiety medicine), digoxin (heart medicine), or mycophenolate mofetil (immune system medicines), tacrolimus or prescription antiretrovirals (medicines for HIV infection) and methotrexate (arthritis medicine).
What if I miss a day of heartburn treatment?
If you miss a day, just continue your treatment the next day.
What do I do after 14 days?
After 14 days of treatment, if your frequent heartburn remains or returns, ask your doctor for ongoing treatment using Prilosec Generic. Your doctor will ensure if Prilosec Generic is not covering any other serious underlying conditions behind heartburn.
Can I take Prilosec Generic if I am pregnant?
If pregnant or breastfeeding, don’t eat medicine without asking a healthcare professional.
If I am taking Prilosec Generic, can I eat the foods that used to give me frequent heartburn?
Yes. Prilosec Generic blocks heartburn before it begins and therefore you can enjoy the foods you love.
Can I take Prilosec Generic more than once a day?
No. according to the treatment, one should take only one pill to treat frequent heartburn for 24 hours. Take one pill a day before eating anything in the morning for 14 days with a glass of water. You may repeat this 14-day treatment every four months, or as directed by your doctor.