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Were you looking for information about Prilosec? Prilasec is a common misspelling of Prilosec.
Prilosec® (omeprazole) is a prescription medication licensed to treat various conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. By reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach, the medication can help treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric ulcers, and H. pylori infections.
There is also an over-the-counter Prilosec OTC® (omeprazole magnesium) available for treating heartburn. The prescription version comes in the form of capsules or packets for oral suspension, while the over-the-counter version comes in tablet form. Possible side effects include headaches, abdominal (stomach) pain, and upper respiratory infections.
(For more information, click Prilosec. This article offers an overview of how Prilosec works, dosing guidelines, and general precautions. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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