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Is Prilosec Omeprazole?

Omeprazole is the active ingredient in Prilosec, a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) heartburn medication that has been linked to serious side effects including chronic kidney disease (CKD), interstitial nephritis, heart attack, bone fractures and more.
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Are Omeprazole and Prilosec the Same Thing?

Prilosec is the brand name version of Prilosec, a medication that is available both over the counter (OTC) or with a prescription. It belongs to a class of medications known as proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and is one of the most popular medications in the United States. It's used to treat heartburn, reflux disease (GERD), and ulcers.

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What Does Prilosec Do To Your Body?

Prilosec works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and cough. Prilosec can help heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, prevent ulcers, and may help prevent esophageal cancer.

What Medications Cannot Be Taken With Prilosec?

There are more than 200 drugs known to interact with Prilosec. The most severe interactions occur with the following medications:

  • albuterol
  • aspirin
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
  • gabapentin
  • Lasix (furosemide)
  • levothyroxine
  • Lipitor (atorvastatin)
  • lisinopril
  • metformin
  • multivitamin
  • prednisone
  • Singulair (montelukast)
  • Synthroid (levothyroxine)
  • trazodone
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine)

Who Should Not Take Prilosec?

Prilosec may increase your risk of serious side effects including chronic kidney disease (CKD), interstitial nephritis, heart attack, bone fractures and more. These side effects are more likely if you are 50 years of age and older, if you receive high doses of Prilosec, or use it for more than 14 days at a time. Contact your physician immediately if you have severe bone pain or are unable to walk or sit normally.

When Should I Take Omeprazole?

Take omeprazole capsules or delayed-release capsules before a meal, preferably in the morning. Omeprazole tablets may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Take omeprazole powder for oral suspension on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal.

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The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on legal representation of plaintiffs in proton pump inhibitor lawsuits. We are handling potential Prevacid class action lawsuits nationwide and currently represent clients of Prevacid-induced injury cases in all 50 states.

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