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How Should Prilosec Be Stored?

The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat, and in an airtight container. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Prilosec?

If you do not take your Prilosec as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Strengths of Prilosec

The prescription version of this medication comes in the following strengths and forms:


The over-the-counter version is available in one strength -- Prilosec OTC 20 mg tablets.


Is There a Generic Version of Prilosec?

Currently, generic prescription Prilosec capsules (but not oral suspension) are available. Also, various "store brand" over-the-counter omeprazole products are available.
(Click Generic Prilosec for more information.)
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