Prilosec® (omeprazole) is a prescription medicine that belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It is often used to treat conditions such as:
- Duodenal ulcers (ulcers in the first part of the intestine after the stomach)
- Benign (noncancerous) gastric ulcers (stomach ulcers)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
An over-the-counter (OTC) version is also available for treating heartburn.
Prescription Prilosec comes in capsule form or as packets for oral suspension. It is taken by mouth once or twice a day. Because this medicine is not suitable for everyone, talk to your healthcare provider before taking it if you have liver disease, low blood magnesium, or any allergies.
(For more details about this medicine, including side effects that may occur during treatment, click Prilosec.)