Were you looking for information about Prilosec? Prilesec is a common misspelling of Prilosec.
Prilosec® (omeprazole) is a prescription medication used for treating several conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Specifically, it is approved to 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. As a type of proton pump inhibitor (PPI), the medication works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. As with any medicine, there are possible side effects. Some of the common side effects may include headaches, stomach pain, and upper respiratory infections.
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