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PRILOSEC OTC
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Drug Name:

PRILOSEC OTC OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Omeprazole (as magnesium) 20mg; delayed-release tabs; regular or wildberry flavor.

Company:
Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for PRILOSEC OTC:

Frequent heartburn (≥2 days/week). Not intended for immediate relief of heartburn (may take 1–4 days for full effect).

Adult:

Swallow whole. Take before eating in the AM. ≥18yrs: 20mg once daily for 14 days; may repeat 14-day course every 4 months.

Children:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Contraindications:

Trouble or pain swallowing food. Vomiting with blood. Bloody or black stools.

Warnings/Precautions:

Heartburn >3 months. Chest or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck, or shoulders; or lightheadedness. Wheezing. Unexplained weight loss. Nausea/vomiting. Stomach pain. Sodium-restricted diets. Discontinue and reevaluate if condition continues or worsens after 14 days, require >1 course of treatment every 4 months; diarrhea, rash, or joint pain develops. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Proton pump inhibitor.

Interactions:

May affect or be affected by blood-thinning agents (eg, warfarin, clopidogrel, cilostazol), antifungals, digoxin, diazepam, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, antiretrovirals, methotrexate.

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs—14, 28, 42

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