Overview
Prilosec is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat digestive complaints including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and duodenal ulcers. Prilosec may be prescribed off-label for some people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and for whom other medications have not worked. Prilosec is also available over the counter at a lower dosage. Prilosec may be referred to by its drug name, Omeprazole.

Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor. It is believed that Prilosec works by limiting the release of acid into the stomach.

How do I take it?
Prilosec is generally taken once daily.
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Prilosec comes in delayed-release capsule and delayed-release oral suspension forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Prilosec lists common side effects including headache, fever, cold symptoms, nausea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Prilosec include kidney problems, osteoporosis, vitamin B-12 deficiency, and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Prilosec – RxList
http://www.rxlist.com/prilosec-drug.htm

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