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People with certain conditions of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines may benefit from using Prilosec® (omeprazole), a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that is available by prescription. The medication works by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach, relieving symptoms of conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), certain ulcers, and H. pylori bacteria infections.
Most people tolerate the drug well; and even when side effects occur, they are usually minor. Some side effects of this medicine include upper respiratory infections, headaches, and abdominal pain (stomach pain). The product comes in the form of a capsule or as packets to be mixed to make an oral suspension and is usually taken once or twice a day.
(Click Prilosec for more information on how Prilosec works, a more complete list of potential side effects to look out for, and important things to tell your healthcare provider before starting the medication. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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