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Prilosec Otc Medication
Which medication is believed by experts to be more effective for heartburn and acid reflux: Prilosec OTC bid or protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg bid?
Dose dependency: The class of drugs known as ppi's (proton pump inhibitors) has expanded considerably since Prilosec became available in 1989, & now includes: prilosec, prevacid, aciphex, protonix, zegerid, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) nexium, as well as generic equivalents. All of these, with minor variation, block acid production at the proton-pump cellular level. Drug half-life & dose roughly determine duration & efficacy. ...Read more
Is that true that Prilosec OTC drug worsen gastritis and overall Heath condition with bunch if side effects? Thanks a lot
I've read that it says taking Prilosec OTC raises blood levels of the clonazepa drug making clonaz stronger. Should i just take less clonazepam?
Highly unlikely: It is very unlikely that any of the PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) like Prilosec can cause significant osteoporosis in a short time, if at all. There is some evidence that prolonged use can increase the risk of hip fractures, but this has not been substantiated in large studies. In any event, I would still recommend going out, just the three of us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking 20mg pantoprazole for a long time and it is not working any longer. It was suggested I try two tablets of Prilosec OTC (40mg). I'm 120 lbs.
PPI: Both of these medications are considered proton pump inhibitors, PPI. They work by inhibiting the acid produced by the stomach and therefore decreasing the risk for developing ulcer. All of the medications are available over-the-counter at a usually lower dose. You may be able to get a prescription for a higher dose than may be cheaper. ...Read more
Prilosec otc box says to use for 14 days, then not use again for 4 months. Repeat. Most people take it everyday though. Is the "box cycle" effective?
It can be: It can be, for very mild symptoms. For more persistent symptoms of reflux, a 6-week course of everyday use often results in prolonged relief that can last for months or longer afterwards. Everyday use without end is reserved for severe cases that don't resolve with initial treatment. You're correct that most people do not use this medication correctly and don't get great results accordingly. ...Read more
Will prilosec otc be just as effective if i start taking it every other day rather than everyday? its somewhat expensive to buy and wanted to buy less
Marketing: Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec are equivalent and have the same effect. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is a molecular modification which allows the pharm company to sell the drug as a new and more effective anti-acid. In fact the effect is the same and Prilosec (generic omeprazole) is far cheaper. Save your hard earned money. ...Read more
Prilosec: Yes, unless your doctor recommends otherwise.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the difference between taking prescription omeprazole vs. Prilosec OTC. Will it have any effect if I switch to Prilosec OTC? Thanks.
Same medication: If strength the same, all the same ...Read more