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.

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Does Prilosec OTC cause hair loss? I am supposed to take Prilosec OTC daily for barretts esophagus. I read one of the side effects may be hair loss. I work as a model and don't want to lose any hair. What do you think the odds are of this side effect? Is

I . I have quite a few patients on Prilosec and none have ever reported hair loss as a side effect. The detrimental effects of barrett's esophagus far outweigh any possibility of hair loss from Prilosec in my opinion. Also if the hair loss does occur it will probably be minimal or start out that way, in which case you can discontinue it. Best of luck. Read more...
Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's is serious and needs treatment and monitoring. It is considered a pre-cancer condition. Hair loss, if and when it occurs is also treatable. So stay healthy, take your medications, stay in touch with your doc, continue working. Be well. Read more...