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My insurance won't pay for generic Omeprazole 20 mg any more because it' can be bought over the counter...so is Prilosec OCD the same as Omeprazole 20?

My insurance won't pay for generic Omeprazole 20 mg any more because it' can be bought over the counter...so is Prilosec OCD the same as Omeprazole 20?

Yes: yes, they are the same medication. Just be sure that you're getting the same dosage that was recommended by your physician. It is best to take it 20-30 minutes before a meal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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Can a kid take omeprazole?

Can a kid take omeprazole?

Yes: It is an effective therapy for gastroesophageal reflux. It should be dosed according to weight, and if taken over the long term may require monitoring. ...Read more

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Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

40mg bid: One can always take more, but unlikely to have effect. ...Read more

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increased risk of wrist, hip or spine fracture. ...Read more

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How long for omeprazole 20mg to reduce acid?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole begins to work on the very first day of treatment, although it may take one to four days to have a full effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more