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Why don't different brands of omeprazole work as well as Prilosec otc?

Why don't different brands of omeprazole work as well as Prilosec otc?

Absorption: Generic Omeprazole is the same medication as Prilosec otc. However, the formulation may result in different absorption so that the levels of medication in your bloodstream may be different. If the brand name works better for you, keep taking it. ...Read more

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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Is it ok 2 take brand nameZantac,on a daily basis? I mighthave acid refluxand have no health insurance to see doctor.is omeprazole/prilosec better?

Is it ok 2 take brand nameZantac,on a daily basis? I mighthave acid refluxand have no health insurance to see doctor.is omeprazole/prilosec better?

Antacids short term: Reflux occurs when stomach contents go backwards through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Antacids help mute the discomfort associated with this reflux but should only be used short term. Your stomach ph needs to be acidic to allow proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. The best treatment long term is to reduce the intake of sugars/carbohydrates that convert to hydrogen gas, hence refl ...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?

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

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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. Melissa Gowans
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Losec (Definition)

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