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Prilosec (omeprazole)

Company: Astra Merck
Approval Status: Approved January 1998
Treatment for: Heartburn
Areas: Gastrointestinal
Possible similar drugs: Prilosec; Prilosec; Prilosec

| General Information | Side Effects | Mechanism of Action |

General Information

Prilosec (omeprazole) has been approved in a new dosage strength of 40 mg capsules. The drug is currently available in 10 mg and 20 mg capsules, and is an antisecretory compound for use as therapy for heartburn and other symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Side Effects

Side effects of Prilosec are reported to be usually transient and mild, and include diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Mechanism of Action

Prilosec the first in a class of antisecretory compounds known as proton pump inhibitors.

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Prilosec Drug Information

The Prilosec drug information shown above is licensed from Thomson CenterWatch. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.

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