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Omeprazole (Prilosec) Online

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What is omeprazole (Prilosec)?

Omeprazole (Prilosec) is a medication that treats problems in the stomach and esophagus. It can effectively help conditions such as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease (PUD), and erosive esophagitis.

Omeprazole is part of the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) drug class, which work by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. When taken correctly, omeprazole can provide relief from symptoms and promote healing.

Do I need a prescription for omeprazole?

You can get omeprazole over-the-counter (OTC) or by prescription. Both versions of omeprazole contain the same active ingredient to stop acid production. However, they treat slightly different conditions. 

OTC omeprazole treats frequent heartburn that occurs two or more days a week. It isn’t the best option for those who experience occasional heartburn or need immediate relief. While some may experience relief within 24 hours of taking their first dose, it typically takes up to four days for OTC omeprazole to work.

Prescription omeprazole helps treat digestive conditions that require supervision and diagnosis by a licensed medical professional. These conditions include:

  • GERD
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Ulcers of the stomach or intestines
  • H. pylori
  • Erosive esophagitis

How does omeprazole work?

Omeprazole is part of the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) drug class. These medications reduce the amount of acid your stomach makes by blocking an enzyme called H+/K+ ATPase—an enzyme found in the cells of the stomach wall. By blocking this enzyme, omeprazole helps reduce acid production. 

How to use omeprazole 

OTC omeprazole comes as a delayed-release tablet. This means that the medication is released more slowly into the body.

The recommended dose for OTC omeprazole is 20 mg once daily for 14 days. After 14 days, stop taking the medication for at least four months. If you need treatment for more than 14 days, talk to your medical provider about other treatment options.

Prescription omeprazole comes as delayed-release capsules or in packets of delayed-release granules for mixing with a liquid. The delayed-release formula helps ensure the medication is released in the intestines rather than broken down in the stomach. Dosage amounts vary depending on the condition being treated and other factors, but it’s typically taken once daily.

Certain digestive conditions may require you to take the medication up to three times a day. Don’t stop taking the medication without talking with your medical provider, even if your symptoms don’t get better. Call your medical provider if your condition doesn’t improve or gets worse. 

Always read the medication insert carefully and follow the instructions from your pharmacist and medical provider. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about how to take the medication or what side effects you may experience.

If you cannot swallow the capsule whole, you can open it and sprinkle the medication onto a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow it right away without chewing. You should never save the mixture for later use, as it won’t be as effective.

If you’re taking omeprazole powder, dissolve it in a small amount of water before swallowing or administering it through a feeding tube. The powder should be fully dissolved before taking it.

Omeprazole side effects

Get emergency help if you experience an allergic reaction to omeprazole or have symptoms such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking this medicine and call your medical provider if you have the following:

  • Severe stomach pain, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Unusual pain in your wrist, thigh, hip, or back
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Severe nausea or loss of appetite
  • Urinating less than usual or blood in your urine
  • Dizziness, irregular heartbeats, or feeling jittery
  • Joint pain

The most common side effects of taking omeprazole may include:

  • Stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat
  • Stomach pain or gas
  • Nausea
  • Headache

If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment with omeprazole, talk with your medical provider. They can help recommend the best dosage for you and offer guidance on other ways to reduce your risk of side effects.

Considerations and precautions for omeprazole

Some medications aren’t safe to take with omeprazole, including:

  • Digoxin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Methotrexate
  • St. John’s wort
  • A diuretic or water pill
  • An antibiotic such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin, or rifampin

Be sure to tell your medical provider about all the medications and supplements you’re taking, even those that don’t appear on this list.

Long-term omeprazole use may increase your risk of bone fractures. Talk to your medical provider about your risk and what you can do to keep your bones healthy.

Can you buy omeprazole (Prilosec) online?

Our licensed medical providers can prescribe omeprazole (Prilosec) and other medications online to help relieve your heartburn and other GERD symptoms. Personalized treatment plans may include a combination of medication and lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise.

After asking you questions about your symptoms and reviewing your health history, they can determine if omeprazole or another medication is right for you. Prescriptions are sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice for fast and convenient filling.

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Primary Care is included as part of a K Health membership, which costs $49/month, billed every 3 months. You can cancel your membership at anytime. The cancelation will go into effect at the end of the billing cycle.

A membership includes chronic condition management, 24/7 Urgent Care*, annual wellness visits, unlimited Urgent Care visits for you and your kids 3-17, and more. Medication and lab test costs are not included.

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals, labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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