Drug Class: What is Prilosec and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does it work?
Dosage: How should you take Prilosec?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Prilosec
Special information on Prilosec
Prilosec side effects
|Drug Class: What is Prilosec and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Prilosec 20 mg is prescribed for the short-term treatment (4 to 8 weeks) of stomach
ulcer, duodenal ulcer (near the exit from the stomach), and erosive esophagitis
(inflammation of the esophagus), and for the treatment of heartburn and other
symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (backflow of acid stomach contents
into the canal leading to the stomach).
|Drug Mechanism: How does it work?|
Generic Prilosec 20 mg OTC stops the stomach from making acid. This causes less heartburn.
|Dosage: How should you take Prilosec?|
| Generic Prilosec 20 mg works best when taken before meals. It can be taken
with an antacid. The Generic Prilosec 20 mg capsule should be swallowed whole.
It should not be opened, chewed, or crushed.
If you have difficulty swallowing capsules, you can empty the contents of the Generic Prilosec 20 mg capsule onto a tablespoonful of applesauce, mix, and swallow with a glass of cool water. Use cool, soft applesauce and do not chew or crush the pellets. Use the mixture immediately. Do not store it for future use. Avoid excessive
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Prilosec|
If Generic Prilosec 20 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Prilosec 20 mgwith the following: Ampicillin-containing drugs such as Unasyn, Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral), Diazepam (Valium), Disulfiram (Antabuse), Iron, Ketoconazole (Nizoral), Phenytoin (Dilantin), Warfarin (Coumadin).
|Special information on Prilosec|
|Special information on Generic Prilosec 20 mg, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the effects of Generic Prilosec 20 mg during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Avoid combined therapy with Biaxin unless there is no alternative. Generic Prilosec 20 mg (and Biaxin) may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment|
|Prilosec side effects|
Side effects of Generic Prilosec 20 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Prilosec 20 mg.
More common side effects of Generic Prilosec 20 mg: May include, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, nausea, vomiting.
Less common or rare side effects of Generic Prilosec 20 mg: May include abdominal swelling, abnormal dreams, aggression, anemia, anxiety, apathy,
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