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Prilosec is a drug that is used to inhibit the production of stomach acid and treat gastric and duodenal ulcers as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease, usually abbreviated as GERD, and erosive esophagitis. Its main component is omeprazole, it belongs to the class of preparations called proton-pump inhibitors. The main peculiarity of such drugs is that they suppress the final phase of acid secretion regardless of the irritant that has caused its production.
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Prilosec is a drug called proton-pump inhibitor. This class of drugs is prescribed for the therapy of gastric diseases - GERD, peptic ulcers, pathologic hypersecretory disorders (systemic mastocytosis, endocrine adenomas, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).When a person eats, enormous number of microscopic ‘pumps’ in the lining of the stomach produce gastric acid to break down the food. Prilosec causes suppression of acid production and decrease stomach acidity.
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Prilosec 40 mg is a proton pump inhibitor that blocks acid production in the stomach. It comes in capsules, each containing the equivalent of 40 mg Omeprazole and is indicated for the treatment of conditions related to stomach, esophagus and intestines. A 40 mg capsule once daily for 2-8 weeks is a standard dose for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers. The medication is also used in combination therapy of H.Pylori infection.

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What is Prilosec?
Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor drug used for the treatment of numerous gastrointestinal illnesses and conditions. Prilosec was approved by the FDA in 2003, and it has been sold extensively in many countries since. In fact, it can be found on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines. As previously mentioned, Prilosec belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. This class is known for reducing gastric acid production by blocking a particular enzyme system of gastric parietal cells.

What are the indications for using Prilosec?
Prilosec may be taken to treat:

  • Dyspepsia – a condition commonly referred to as indigestion, occurs when the process of digestion is offset by a certain factor, and the patient experiences abdominal pain, heart burn, nausea and bloating. It can be caused by a multitude of factors and may act as a precursor to other illnesses.

  • Peptic ulcer. This is when the lining of the stomach is damaged or breached by acid or pepsin. Usually, this process occurs in the stomach and comes in many different shapes and forms. Typically, peptic ulcer is caused by bacterial infection (Helicobacter Pylori), but other prevalent factors include NSAID treatment, smoking and tumors.

  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This disease appears when acid from the stomach enters the esophagus due to mucosal damage. Up to 20 percent of adults and children suffer from this disease at one point or another, with treatment normally including changes to lifestyle along with drug administration.

  • Other conditions that Prilosec is used to treat include laryngopharyngeal reflux, Zollinger–Ellison syndrome, and erosive esophagitis.
What is the dosage of Prilosec?
Usually, you will find Prilosec sold in the form of 20 or 40mg delayed-release capsules. They should be taken before eating, and the dosage is chosen according to the condition under treatment. For ulcer, the starting dose is usually 20 mg, though 40 mg may be chosen if short-term treatment is ineffective. The standard dose for gastric ulcer is 40 mg per day over the course of 4-8 weeks, while the dose 20 mg daily is used for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

What are the contraindications for using Prilosec?
Prilosec is not suitable for patients allergic to its ingredients. It should also be avoided by patients administering clopidogrel, benzodiazepine drugs, ketoconazole, atazanavir, Warfarin, and several others. The full list may be found on the drug’s website.

What are the adverse effects of Prilosec?
Headache, abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea are the most common side effects of Prilosec.